Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency

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Children and young people in your community urgently need the opportunity to be cared for in a loving and caring home. Due to the humanitarian crisis, Tusla is experiencing an increased demand for all types of foster care placements

Tusla foster carers provide a safe, secure and stable home environment for the most vulnerable in our society and are a core part of ensuring children who need foster care are cared for in a loving, home environment.

We’re running a recruitment campaign to encourage people like you to consider fostering, and changing a child’s life.

Register for one of our online information sessions


  • Foster carers just like you to provide a safe and stable environment to a child in need.
  • Foster carers from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • Foster carers to assist us with short-term, emergency, longer term and respite fostering around Ireland.


 Freephone 1800226771 email tusla.fostering@tusla.ie


Tusla is the only organisation that provides a statutory fostering service to the public.

Across Ireland some 4,124 Tusla foster carers open their homes to 5,450 children.

Tusla owes our foster carers in each county a big debt of gratitude. Our foster carers are invisible heroes.

But don’t take our word for it, children in their care have told of the invaluable influence that Tusla foster carers have had on their lives:


Freephone 1800226771 email tusla.fostering@tusla.ie





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