WELCOME to Health and Social Care (HSC) Adoption & Fostering.

We recruit and support foster carers and adopters across the five HSC Trusts in Northern Ireland. We are committed to providing learning and development opportunities for all our foster carers and adopters.

  • Kinship Foster Care

    Dates available in each Trust area. Book via Training Coordinator. Places are limited.

  • NISCC Mobile Apps

    NISCC have developed a number of free mobile apps to support workforce learning and development.

  • Regional Emergency Social Work Service

    An emergency out of hours Social Work Service for the population of Northern Ireland

  • Foster care & HMRC

    Tue 10 Feb 7.30pm - 8.30pm or Fri 27 Feb 11.00am - 12.00pm

More info »Fostering

Fostering provides children / young people who cannot live with their own families with an alternative home where they can feel valued, respected and cared for. Could you foster?

More info »Adoption

Adoption is a legal process which provides children who cannot be brought up by their own parents with a new permanent family. Adopters may or may not have birth children. Could you adopt?

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HSC Adoption & Fostering

Laura & Mark

foster carers

As a family we have gained more from fostering than we ever thought possible.

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HSC Adoption & Fostering

Barry and Nicola


We are thrilled we extended our family and became parents again through adoption.

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