About Us

Regional Adoption and Fostering Service
The Regional Fostering Recruitment and Training Coordination Service was established in 2007 to assist each Health and Social Care (HSC) Trust with the recruitment of foster carers and to ensure that existing carers were well trained to undertake the fostering role.

The Service has since expanded to become the Regional Adoption and Fostering Service. We continue to work closely with the five HSC Trusts to recruit, support and provide learning and development opportunities for both foster carers and adoptive families.

The Regional team also works alongside colleagues in the independent sector e.g. The Fostering Network, VOYPIC and Adoption UK as well as the Health and Social Care Board to ensure that we continue to provide a high quality, joined up HSC Adoption and Fostering Service in Northern Ireland.

Contact the Regional Adoption and Fostering Service
Regional Adoption and Fostering Service
Nore Villa, Knockbracken Healthcare Park
Saintfield Road, Belfast, BT8 8BH
Office Tel: (028) 9504 0557
Regional Tel: 0800 0720 137
(free from landlines. Mobile charges may vary)

Una Carragher          (Manager)
Tracey Millar              (Secretary)

Adoption and Fostering Services in HSC Trusts
The five HSC Trusts consist of Belfast Trust, Northern Trust, South Eastern Trust, Southern Trust and Western Trust. Each provide a vital adoption and fostering service to the people in their community and together they make up Northern Ireland’s Health and Social Care Adoption and Fostering Service.