Becoming a foster carer in London

Join the biggest independent fostering agency in London

There are around 10,000 children in London who rely on carers. With 24/7 support, which has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, you can give them the help they need.

Let’s talk!

Whether you’re ready to get started or have questions about the assessment process, the types of placement, or anything else related to fostering in London, pop your details in this form and we’ll call you up.

If you’d rather get the ball rolling straight away, call 0800 044 3030 and talk to Kath and Rhys, your London fostering experts.

We can’t wait to help you out.

Send us a message!

Thank you! Continue the chat below.

Where you’ll find us

We help foster families in 31 London boroughs and have done so for over 20 years. From Richmond to Bromley, Harrow to Havering, we’re always close by.

There are 11 local support groups and plenty of training facilities across the region, and our main offices are in Uxbridge and Bromley. Plus, you can have support to your door 24/7.

At the NFA, we provide fostering services right across the UK, from London to the Home Counties, the South East and the South West, so it’s easy to get started with fostering wherever you’re based.

Training venues
Support group centres

Are you fostering material?

Qualifications aren’t necessary to become a foster carer because we give you the skills you need. Being a life-changer is more about attitude - find out if yours is fit for the job by taking our five-question quiz.

Take the quiz

You’re perfect!

You’re not quite ready yet

It sounds like you’ve got the love to give and the time to spare. So we’d love to invite you to start your journey as a foster carer with us.

You need to be able to answer ‘yes’ to all the questions in our quiz to become a foster carer. Get in touch for some friendly advice about making the necessary changes to start your journey with us

Apply today Contact us

What would you like to know?

To find straight-forward answers to your questions, check the list below. Or give your local experts Kath and Rhys a ring on 0800 044 3030 to find out more about fostering in London.

What’s it like to be a foster family?

Wherever you foster it’s a life-changing experience. And in London there are some pretty legendary carers. Betty and Terry from Lewisham, a couple who worked with us for 30 years, even have an award in their honour. So read the true stories of foster carers like them and get inspired.

Kevin's story image

Kevin's story

When Kevin first came into my life, he changed me forever, and I like to think I changed him too.

Find out more
David's Story image

David's Story

My husband Mike and I currently foster a 17-year-old unaccompanied asylum seeking young person called David.

Find out more
Laura's story image

Laura's story

Laura came to us straight from hospital as a 2-year-old who was the size of a 3-month old baby due to severe neglect.

Find out more
Read more stories


More events