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Fostering in London

Hundreds of children and young people need fostering in London. We offer foster local training, 24/7 support, peer support, and the opportunity to be the best you can be in your role.

If you’re considering becoming a foster carer in London, choose to work with a fostering agency that has friendly local teams who will support you all the way.

National Fostering Group is the largest independent fostering agency in the UK with superb agency coverage across all regions – meaning you have the support of a team close to you.

We are the leading fostering agency in the Greater London area and work in partnership with local authorities to place children and young people in homes where they can thrive.

As a foster carer for the National Fostering Group, you’ll have unparalleled access to professional support and excellent free training on your doorstep. We want you to thrive too, being the best you can be in your role as foster carer.

In addition, you’ll have access to a large and active peer network that includes several local support groups.

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Fostering agencies in London

  • Established for more than two decades, National Fostering Group has teams (agencies) across the UK
  • Our fostering agencies in the London area have been rated as GOOD by Ofsted
  • Our fostering agencies in London – like Children First and Ryancare – have a family feel
  • Our foster carers in London have access to several foster parent support groups
  • We have several team offices across London and the South East to support you 24/7
  • You will receive a generous fostering allowance for a child in your care
  • People from all walks of life are suitable to become a foster parent
  • Many types of fostering are available in London, including emergency and long-term placements
  • You’ll get excellent free training on different aspects of fostering at a local venue

Fostering in Greater London

Hundreds of children are currently fostered or waiting to find foster parents in the Greater London area.

National Fostering Group has local offices across the area and covers South, East and North London, around the M25 and Croydon, Essex, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and parts of Kent.

Start your fostering journey with National Fostering Group

  • We have fostering agencies all across the UK
  • Over 3,000 carers already part of our family
  • Benefit from our local support groups and social workers