Join our Preston fostering agency
There are currently more than 2,100 children living in foster care across Preston. With this number rising each year, we need even more foster parents so that every child has a safe, loving home.
At Orange Grove, we believe that relationships matter, and we’re committed to nurturing these relationships between our foster families and children. Working closely together, we help build brighter futures for the children in our care.
When you join our fostering family, you'll be supported by our Ofsted 'Outstanding' fostering team who will help make your experience as rewarding and enjoyable as possible. This includes a dedicated supervising social worker and a family support worker as well as a 24/7 support line. With Orange Grove, you'll never be alone.
You'll also receive a generous financial support package to cover the cost of caring for a child. This will also provide you with a professional fee for your hard work and dedication.
Could you foster?
Our foster parents come from all different walks of life, and each is making a life-changing difference. The only initial requirements to become a foster parent are that you must:
- Be over 21 years old
- Have the legal right to live and work in the UK
- Have a spare bedroom that's always available to a child
- Be able to offer a stable, loving home to a child
We're looking for foster parents in Preston and surrounding areas, including Broughton, Fulwood, Bamber Bridge, Leyland, Tarleton, Chorley and Rufford. So if you're thinking about fostering, and you meet the above criteria, then we'd love to hear from you.
Why foster in Preston with Orange Grove?
Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ for 3 inspections in a row
Generous fostering allowance and bonuses
Mentoring scheme for new foster parents
Regular supervision with your very own dedicated social worker
Additional support from a family support worker
24/7 support line with a qualified social worker
Regular foster parent forums
Calendar of family events
Orange Grove was founded in 1996 by two social workers who understood that strong relationships held the key to successful fostering. As with all families, relationships matter. They provide a stable platform for growth, which is why we commit time, effort and resources into nurturing them constantly.
We do this for foster children by getting to know them and providing a safe and positive family environment. We do it for our foster parents by treating them individually and tailoring our support to their needs. And we take care to build strong and positive relationships with local authorities and our other partners, so we can all work effectively together.
This has been at the heart of our philosophy ever since we were first set up over 20 years ago. Today we have around 400 children currently in our care.