If you’re looking to become a foster carer then you’ve come to the right place.
Fostering is different from bringing up your own children. Fostering means being part of a professional team and it involves quite a lot of activities.
How long does a foster placement last?
There are a number of benefits to be had transferring over to foster directly with the council.
Unaccompanied minors (asylum seekers)
Everybody is different, but many people are perfectly capable and suitable to become foster carers.
How to become a foster carer
Croydon Council recognises the challenges of being a foster carer.
Fostering allowances and benefits
Fostering payments and taxation
No placement is made without consultation with you as the potential foster carer; however you will be expected to take placements unless there is a an important reason why you cannot do so.
In addition to the support available to all foster carers there are a range of services that may be available depending on the needs of each individual child.
Families with disabled children often need help with providing the full-time care that they require. We are therefore keen to find people who may not have the time or the space to consider fostering but who would nonetheless like to help look after a young person with disabilities on a regular basis.
Some young people move out of foster care during their 17th year, but if they are taking A-levels they can remain with their carer for a specified period even after they turn 18.
Contact the Fostering team , and other useful links about Fostering