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Every child deserves a loving family

Banya is an independent foster care provider, offering a stable family life for children and young people all over the UK. Our fully supported foster carers look after children and young people placed by local authorities.


As a fostering agency we organise and participate in many fostering related events throughout the year.

Foster With Banya Fostering Talks

As a fostering agency we organise and participate in many fostering related events throughout the year.

Our new drop-in ‘Fostering Talk’ sessions are designed to answer your questions about fostering. Our dedicated team of experienced professionals will provide you with a warm and supportive environment where you can freely ask any questions you may have. Whether you’re curious about the fostering process, requirements, or the impact it can have on your life, our Fostering Talks are the perfect opportunity to gain valuable insights and guidance, as well as meet foster families.

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Foster Care Fortnight

The most important event in our calendar is Foster Care Fortnight, a UK campaign to raise awareness around foster care. It celebrates the devotion of foster carers and the positive impact that they have on society. This year’s campaign took place from 15th – 28nd May 2023 and each week day we held virtual live chats.

All About Fostering Virtual Events

For those who would like to find out more about how truly rewarding a career in fostering can be, we hold regular digital events. It’s a great, informal way to find out more about fostering before taking the next step.

How we help

Fostering children up to 18 years old


A caring family for children up to 18 years old, who need a home be it long term or short term.

Shared lives adult support

Shared Lives

A shared family and home for adults who need support in every-day life. It may be day support, short breaks or longer-term care.

Considering fostering but not sure if you are eligible?

Complete our 5-Minute Survey and start your journey towards becoming a foster carer today!

We will get in touch personally to answer all of your questions and help you get started.

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About our fostering agency

About Our Fostering Agency

Supporting foster carers all over the UK.

How to become a foster carer

Become a Foster Carer

18,000 children are still waiting for a foster family.

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What is Fostering & Foster Care?

Providing children with the care and support they need.

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Stories from Carers & Children

Hear the real stories from our carers and careleavers.

Are You Interested In Becoming A Foster Carer?
Contact Us Today On 0800 989 0135

Charities & Fundraising

As a foster agency we are committed to creating a sustainable difference for both the children and families we work with, our employees and the communities in which we live and work.

In the UK, we demonstrate our commitment to corporate responsibility with numerous regional and national charity initiatives.

Engage with a Foster Family at Our Eastbourne Presentation and Discussion.

Uncover the World of Fostering

Join us for an exclusive opportunity to meet one of our fostering families at our forthcoming event in Eastbourne on the 14th October.

Banya Ofsted report 2022

So Proud Of Our Latest OFSTED Report!

An OUTSTANDING inspection result across all areas in our most recent OFSTED inspection, carried out in March 2022.

Chido Poe

The Importance of Diversity in Foster Care

Banya’s MD, Chido Poe, recently spoke to the PA news agency about the importance of representation in the industry.

Real Life Stories

Hear about the experiences of our foster carers, why they chose to foster and are now giving something back by making a difference to the lives of children and young people in their care

Growing up in poverty in Colombia and later being fostered herself, gave Luza an intimate understanding of the profound difference fostering can make to a child’s life.

Wanting to foster children became an early ambition of hers and, when she and John met 11 years ago, they discovered this was a dream they shared.

They now have two foster children in their care, both of whom are autistic. The extraordinary rewards of fostering far outweigh any challenges and adjustments, they say.

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Banya in Your Area

Banya has placed children in foster families all over the UK. Let us know where you are located and we will reach out to you to answer all of your questions about fostering and foster agencies and help you get started.

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