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Fostering Adopting and Looked After Children 

Fostering provides an alternative family environment for children and young people who are, for some reason, unable to live with their own families for a period of time.


There is a real shortage of foster carers in Merthyr Tydfil and with this in mind we hope to raise awareness of fostering in order to recruit more foster carers, therefore enabling more vulnerable children and young people in Merthyr to have access to a safe, caring family environment.


Fostering transforms the lives of our most vulnerable and neglected children and young people.


If you would like more information or if you would like a member of our Fostering Team to contact you to discuss matters further please click here.


Within Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, we aim to provide the best care for children within the Fostering, Adoption and Looked After sector.  We cover a wide range of services for users and within this section you can find information on all services provided, including:

  • Adoption
  • Children & young people – Respite Care
  • Fostering
  • Hospice Care for children
  • Residential care for children
  • Shared care for children



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