These terms of website use (together with the documents referred to in it) tell you how you are permitted to use our Site.  If you continue to browse and use this Site you confirm that you accept these terms of use and agree to be bound by them.

If you do not agree to these terms of use, you must not use our Site.  Unauthorised use of our Site may give rise to a claim for damages and / or be a criminal offence.

The term “About Fostering” or “us” or “we” refers to the owners of the site, About Fostering Limited Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales with company number 14315927.  We have our registered offices at Leamon Farmhouse The Street, Compton Martin, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS40 6JF.

The term “you” refers to the users or viewer of our site.

Other Applicable Terms

These terms of use incorporate the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our Site.

Our Privacy Policy sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us.  By using our Site, you consent to such processing and warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Our Acceptable Use Policy sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of our site.  When using our site, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.

Information about us (“Site”) is a website operated by About Fostering Ltd.  We are a fostering information and application site, providing extensive information on the role of a Foster carer with the ability for applicants to provide their contact details to learn more about fostering in the UK.  Applicants details will be sent to an independent fostering agency and/or a Local Authority. 

We are a private limited company.

Changes to these terms

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page.  Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we have made, as they are binding on you.

Changes to our website

We may update our Site from time to time, and may change the content at any time without notice.

Your account and password

If you choose, or are provided with, a user identification code, or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential.  You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user identification code, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

No reliance on information

The content on our Site is provided for general information only.  It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely.  Your use of any information or materials on this Site is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable.  It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this Site meet your specific requirements.

You should obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content of our Site.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our Site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our Site is accurate, complete or up-to-date or as to the completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offended on our Site for any particular purpose.  We are also under no obligation to update it.  You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.  Any photos are staged and not real unless stated otherwise.

Accessing our site

Our site is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our Site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our Site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our Site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our Site.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Linking to our Site

You may not create a link to our Site from another website or document without our prior written consent.  To obtain such consent, please contact About Fostering Limited in writing to

If we provide you with such consent to create a link to our Site, the website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

Intellectual Property Rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Site, and in the material published on it.  Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world.  All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our Site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our Site.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our Site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the content on our Site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, use, copy or download any part of our Site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our Site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Uploading Content to our Site

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our Site such as our forums or chat-rooms, or to make contact with other users of our Site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.

Any content you upload to our Site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such content for any purpose.

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our Site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of our Site.

We have the right to remove any posting you make on our Site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

The views expressed by other users on our Site do not represent our views or values.


We do not guarantee that our Site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our Site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our Site by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Site, the server on which our Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 act/or any other laws that supersedes such Act. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Site will cease immediately.

Limitation of our Liability

Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our Site or any content on it, whether express or implied.

We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  • use of, or inability to use, our Site; or
  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our Site

If you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for:

  • punitive or consequential loss or damages; or
  • business interruption; or
  • loss of anticipated savings; or
  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
  • loss connected in any way to business interruption in connection with the use, inability to use or the results of use of the Site including on account of your access to, use of, browsing, or your downloading of any material from the Site that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary content.  For the avoidance of doubt, any links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites (unless such link related to the business of a company within our group). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website of third parties. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Applicable Law

These terms shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and each party agrees to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of England and Wales.


All registered and unregistered trademarks produced on this website are our property unless otherwise stated.

All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.

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