Foster a child in Southwark; virtual information evening

This is an opportunity to support those more vulnerable on our society by providing shelter and support. If you have a spare room and have a flexible job, and if you’re energetic and a good listener, you could consider becoming a foster carer. You can also register for a virtual information evening on 16 September at 6pm by emailing  


Foster carers look after somebody else’s child in their own home when the child is unable to live with their birth family. It can be for a short time or a number of years. Foster carers provide a loving, caring environment that every child needs.

Who can foster

Many types of people can foster. You can be single, married, in a relationship, LGBT, hetrosexual, and with or without your own children.

The skills you need

Foster cares need to be:

  • energetic
  • good listeners
  • patient and understand a child’s needs
  • flexible with your work
  • a non smoker

You need to have a spare room

We’re pleased to hear from anyone who is interested in fostering, but it’simportant that you have a spare room.

Register your interest now

If you’re interested in finding out more about fostering, complete our short enquiry form. One of our friendly team will get in touch.

Click on the button below to visit Southwark Council website and learn more about fostering or apply to foster a child.

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