Welcome to Five Rivers Fostering
What is Fostering?
Individuals and families who are trained and approved to foster will welcome children and young people into their homes to be part of their families for the time that they are there.
Why Choose Five Rivers Fostering?
Founded in 2002, Five Rivers Fostering is the first independent fostering agency in Ireland, we recruit, train & support foster families from all over Ireland.
Already a Foster Carer?
Are you already approved as a Foster Carer? Five Rivers Fostering is also happy to welcome experienced foster Carers to our team. If you would like to find out more about Five Rivers Fostering please get in touch.
Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things
We have families from diverse backgrounds, married, single, same-sex couples, hetero couples, and from many parts of the world.
If you are caring and have a nurturing attitude towards young people and children, Fostering could be just for you too.
We Are With You Every Step of the Way
At Five Rivers Fostering we know that many people have worries and concerns but we want you to know that we are here to support you. We have a compassionate approach and are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of the children and families we serve. We promise to support you on this incredible journey by providing you with:
Tailored foster care support packages
Regular support visits to your home
A dedicated social worker
Access to multi-disciplinary team & supports
Access to ongoing training
24 hour on-call services
Access to support groups
A monetary allowance
Opportunities to connect with other foster carers
Opportunities to engage in coffee mornings & family outings
Ready to Take the First Step and Find Out More Information?
If you are interested in becoming a Foster Carer and making a positive impact on the lives of children and young people, we are here to help. Schedule a consultation with one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members to learn more about the process. We will assist you in any way we can.
Our Leadership Team
Hear From Our Carers
“When we first started our journey with Five Rivers Fostering, little did we know the wonderful family we were about to gain, with all the fun and acceptance which that entails. As the days, weeks and months passed and placements were made, we experienced deep veins of support and guidance from all professionals. Every success was celebrated and each…”
“Bringing children into your home, helping them and seeing them change in front of your eyes is so rewarding! Knowing that what you do is helping the children and their families, it’s such a good feeling when all goes well and the children can return home. We found since we have fostered it has brought out feelings in us, we didn’t know we had…”
“Our initial assessment and training took place over a six month period and involved regular meetings with our link social worker from Five Rivers Fostering. We were trained for fostering in general, and for emergency care fostering in particular…”
Initially, it was quite daunting to receive a phone call in the middle of the night seeking to place a young person in our care…
Ready To Apply?
Use our online form to apply or call us and we’ll guide you through