Studies show that children grow up best in a foster family that can help a child to develop an awareness of as many aspects of their culture, religion and ethnic origin as possible.  This can help the child to have a positive sense of their own identity and heritage.

Many foster carers do look after children of a different ethnicity to them, but you, your fostering service and the child’s social worker will think carefully about how the placement will meet the child’s sense of belonging and needs arising from their culture, religion and ethnic needs.