Fostering in London and the South East

Around London, Hampshire and Kent

We’re looking for people who can give children a safe and happy home in London and the South East

The children who need your care have been through tough times. They may need help managing their emotions and behaviors.

We find foster homes for children of all ages. But there is a high need for children aged six to 18.

Areas we cover

Our friendly team recruits foster carers in London, Hampshire and Kent.

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Types of fostering

This is when a child needs to stay with a foster family for several years, or until they are ready and able to live independently.

Short break carers look after a child or young person for a few days, usually on a regular basis. They enable a family or a full-time foster carer to rest and have a break.

Usually lasting around three months, this type of fostering involves looking after parents who have their own children.

Where possible, we try to keep brothers and sisters together.

Children and young people who are waiting for the asylum application decision may need a home. This can be for a short-term emergency or a long-term home.

We help our foster parents give children and young people sensitive, warm and nurturing experience. Through our training on trauma and attachment, we give them the tools to teach children how to enjoy play and build trust.

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We will talk to you about the type of fostering available, taking your preferences and skills into account. As a charity, our priority is getting it right for children and young people.

Who we're looking for

Foster carers come from all walks of life. To foster, you will need to be at least 21. You will also need a spare room for a child. You’ll have to be good with children and have time to give.

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Support and training

  • 24-hour support, with a dedicated supervising social worker and a foster carer helpline.
  • Extensive training all year around.
  • Regular support groups and a buddy system for new foster carers.
  • Competitive fees and allowances. And a range of benefits and discounts for foster carers.
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