Fostering and adoption services & information
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.
Details of the council's sufficiency duty for looked after 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.
Find out about adopting a child or young person living in Croydon.
Croydon post adoption support and information services.
Step-parent and partner adoption is where the new partner of a parent adopts the children, becoming their legal parent and sharing parental responsibility.