NAFP is a not-for-profit company and was formed in 2008 by a group of fostering providers in the West Midlands. The group comprised of independent and voluntary sector fostering agencies (IFAs) , including large national organisations, medium sized providers and small local agencies. It was agreed that a trade association would be able to campaign more effectively, as it could act as the voice of the group and have weight as representing the sector. It was also acknowledged that this body would allow for experience and knowledge to be shared within the sector, and for formal representation of the sector in national forums and developments.

We operate at the interface between IFPs and local authorities. If you're an independent or voluntary sector fostering provider, join us today - we're your voice where it matters.

NAFP is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, to advancing the discussion on diversity and inclusion, educating ourselves and others about diversity and inclusion, acting as allies to people who are discriminated against, and to bringing about positive change among our membership and the wider fostering sector. We recognise and value the individual differences and contributions of all and believe that by acting together we can work to achieve equality for all.

Autumn 2020 membership survey summary

'Fantastic help, support, information and a real voice to make changes happen'

Registered as a company in England & Wales No. 06717310 | Registered office: Unit 2A, The Old Bakery Yard, Princes Street, Corbridge, Northumberland NE45 5AD
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