Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) County Borough Councils are each responsible for the safety and security of all children and young people living in them.
Unfortunately, children and young people sometimes need to be removed from their family home and come in to the care of their local authority.
Many will have been neglected in some way and experienced emotional, physical or sexual abuse. The circumstances of each child will be different, but they will all have experienced the pain of loss and separation from their birth family.
As an approved foster carer for your local authority, you’ll be ready to give these children and young people a safe, stable and supportive home.
The length of time they spend with you can vary from a few days to a number of years, depending on their needs and the type of fostering you want to do.
Fostering can be challenging and you may face some tough situations, but it is immensely rewarding and if you foster for Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil or Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT), you will be given the best training and support at every stage.