London Borough of Croydon

Foster Croydon

Fostering initial enquiry

If you are interested in being a foster carer, please contact the Croydon fostering recruitment and assessment team on 0300 222 2112 or

You can also book a place for one of our upcoming information events  (All at the Town Hall) :

  • Tuesday 5th March 11-12
  • Thursday 21st March 6-7pm
  • Thur 4th April 11-12
  • Tues 16 April 6-7
  • Thu 2nd May  11-12

What is involved

Fostering involves looking after a child or young person as if they are a member of your family. In other words doing all the normal things you would with your own children - taking them to school and sharing in their school life, taking them to the doctor and the dentist and helping and participating in their recreational and social activities.

More information on fostering is available in the document 'Fostering - what you need to know' which you can download below.

Becoming a short breaks carer of children with disabilities

If you are interested in becoming involved in working with children and young people with disabilities, but do not have sufficient time to do this on a full time fostering basis, you may wish to consider becoming a short breaks carer, domiciliary carer or scheme worker. We are looking to recruit carers who can look after a child or young person with a disability on a regular basis.

For more information on becoming a short break carer of children with disabilities, please see the document below.

You can watch a video of an interview with a Croydon Foster Family (first broadcast on ITV Daybreak in May 2012)


Fostering recruitment and assessment team

0300 222 2112
Address Line:

Bernard Weatherill House

8 Mint Walk




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