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 iwanttofoster@croydon.gov.uk.

You can also book a place for one of our upcoming information events:

  • Thursday 10 January 2019, 11am to 12 noon at Bernard Weatherill House
  • Tuesday 29 January 2019, 6pm to 7pm at Croydon Town Hall
  • Thursday 7 February 2019, 11am to 12 noon at Croydon Town Hall
  • Tuesday 19 February 2019, 6pm to 7pm at Croydon Town Hall

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)

Contacts

Fostering recruitment and assessment team

Telephone: 
0300 222 2112
Address Line:

Bernard Weatherill House

8 Mint Walk

Croydon

CR0 1EA

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