Fostering, adoption and 'looked-after' services
Fostering involves looking after a child or young person as if they are a member of your family. In other words doing all the normal things you would with your own children - taking them to school and sharing in their school life, taking them to the doctor and the dentist and helping and participating in their recreational and social activities.
You will be able to depend on Croydon to provide you with a professional and trustworthy service. We want you to become a part of our caring team and we want you to feel safe in the knowledge that our staff will give you all the support you need along the way.
Find out about adopting a child or young person living in Croydon.
We offer a specialist assessment service to all new unaccompanied asylum seeking children providing them with support on their arrival in the U.K.
The core purpose of the Virtual School is to drive up improvements in the educational progress and attainment of all children looked after by Croydon, including those that have been placed in schools in other authorities.
Residential care for children ensures that the needs of children are met when they cannot live with their own family.