Why choose Croydon?

If you are thinking of fostering, it can be quite confusing trying to work out whether you should foster for your council or for an independent fostering agency.

There are many compelling reasons why you should foster for Croydon:

  • You will be directly helping Croydon children 
  • Locally based support and training 
Two foster carers in conversation
  • 24/7 support, including peer groups and a buddying scheme
  • A fresh new team of people dedicated and passionate about recruiting the very best foster carers for this borough.
  • Competitive professional fees
  • Generous birthday and holiday allowances
  • We take personal development seriously!
  • Our carers are prioritised when finding Croydon children a home
  • Being part of a team 
  • Referral reward of £1200 on approval of new foster carers
  • Membership to Foster Talk where you can access free services such as legal, financial advice, and counselling as well as thousands of high street discounts.
  • Discounted membership for you and your family at all GLL leisure centres in Croydon
  • Free holiday clubs and activities for the children in your care.
  • Access to Croydon’s services for your people such as CAMHS and Virtual Schools team who are on hand to help with your young person’s educational needs.
  • Up to £604 per week per child (excluding enhanced rates)
  • Dedicated therapist for our foster carers
  • The development of a ‘fostering hubs’ support network scheme
  • ‘Fostering Champions’ programme
  • Start up grant of £500


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Get in touch

Email: iwanttofoster@croydon.gov.uk

Telephone: 0300 222 2112

Facebook: fosterforcroydon