Becoming a foster carer in London

Join the biggest independent fostering agency in London

10,000 children in London rely on foster carers, while others are still in need of a loving home. With our 24/7 help and support, which is rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, you can give them the help they need.

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We understand that applying to become a foster carer in London is a big decision. That’s why our regional fostering experts, Kath and Rhys, are here to answer your questions and set you on the right path to becoming a dedicated foster carer.

Thousands of children across London trust in the love and support of hard-working foster families, helping them feel safe, nurtured and cared for. By choosing to foster in London, you’ll make a positive impact on a young person’s life, and we’re here to guide you through every step of your journey into fostering.

To find out how to get into fostering in London, our knowledgeable team is just a phone call away. Simply call 0800 044 3030 to speak to our London fostering experts or fill in the contact form and we’ll call you back at a time that suits you.

Talk to us today by filling out our contact form. We’ll give you a call, answer any questions you have and go from there.

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Where you’ll find us

For over twenty years, we’ve helped foster families in 31 London boroughs offer a loving and nurturing home to children in need. From Richmond to Bromley, Harrow to Havering and everywhere in between, we’re always close by, so you can rely on us for complete support 24 hours a day.

As a London foster carer with the NFA, you’ll have access to 11 local support groups across the city, as well as several training facilities where you can access learning resources that will help you develop key skills in child welfare. Of course, our 24/7 support line means help is always available, so you can get the support you need when you need it.

To find your local NFA support centre, use our map to explore the training centres and support group venues which are local to you. We work hard to deliver comprehensive support services to our foster carers, so wherever you’re based and whatever your circumstances, we’re here to help you.

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Are you fostering material?

You don’t need qualifications to get into fostering in London. Whatever your walk of life, we’re looking for committed people who are selfless enough to open their homes to children in need. Think you have what it takes? Take our fit to foster quiz and find out.

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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

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What would you like to know?

If you’re interested to learn more how to become a foster carer in London, check out our useful FAQ guide below or call our London fostering team on 0800 044 3030 for more help and advice.

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.

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Kevin's story

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

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David's Story

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

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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.

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