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)