With the largest youth population in London, the council is always looking for new people who can provide the support and assistance that many of our young people so desperately need.
We'd love to hear from you, use contact details below to get in touch.
Working with Croydon's fostering team will be a rewarding experience for you and at the same time you will be providing a safe environment for a child or young person in need.
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.
Fostering involves looking after a child or young person as if they are a member of your family; doing all the normal things you would do as if the child was your own. This could mean taking them to school and sharing in their school life, taking them to the doctor and the dentist and sharing in their recreational and social activities.
Unlike adoption, fostering does not make you the legal parent of a child in your care, even if you look after them for many years.
However, if you are interested and like working with children and young people with disabilities, but do not have enough time to do this on a full time fostering basis you may wish to become a short breaks carer, a domiciliary carer or a scheme worker.
Training is an essential element of being a foster carer, which is why we provide a comprehensive training package linked to the Government's Children's Workforce Development Council (CWDC) Training Standards for Foster Carers.
Every child brings new challenges and you never stop learning. The council will give you guidance, training and support to help you become a professional foster carer.
Our promise to you
Regular placements (subject to availability of suitable placements, and carers circumstances)
A substantial allowance for each child who stays with you
A designated social worker who will be available should you need advice or help.
For more information about becoming a foster carer see the other pages listed on the left side of this screen for answers to the most frequently asked questions.
|Fostering Recruitment and Assessment Team|
|Telephone||020 8726 6400 ext 64025|
|Freephone||0800 389 0129|
Jeanette Wallace House
1 Edridge Road