London Borough of Croydon

Fostering and adoption services & information

  • Foster Croydon

    Includes how to become a foster carer, who is applicable, allowances and benefits and more

  • Private fostering

    Private fostering is when a child under the age of 16 (under 18 if disabled) is cared for by someone who is not their parent or a close relative.

  • Accommodation for looked after children

    Details of the council's sufficiency duty for looked after children.

  • Support for foster carers of asylum seeking children

    Our pilot project is focused on Albanian and Vietnamese unaccompanied asylum seeking children, who represent 2 of the top nationalities identified as potential victims of trafficking in the UK.

  • Adoption

    Find out about adopting a child or young person living in Croydon.

  • Post adoption services

    Croydon post adoption support and information services.

  • Step-parent adoption

    Step-parent and partner adoption is where the new partner of a parent adopts the children, becoming their legal parent and sharing parental responsibility.