Becoming a foster carer in the South East

With the support of our community, you can make a real difference

Join our family of legendary foster carers today and change a child’s life in London and the South East. We’ll always be by your side with 24/7 support, which has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Let’s talk!

If you’re ready to get started or have questions about the types of placement, the assessment process, or anything to do with fostering, add your details to this form and we’ll give you a call.

If you’d rather call us, dial 0808 284 9224 and talk to Kath and Rhys, your London and South East fostering experts.

We can’t wait to hear from 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

We work with foster carers in 41 London boroughs and all over the South East. Whether you're planning on fostering in Kent, Sussex, Brighton or Buckinghamshire, we’re never far away.

Across the region we’ve got 11 local support groups and plenty of training facilities so nothing should be too far off. Our offices are located in Uxbridge and Bromley. Plus, with 24/7 support, we can always come to you.

At the NFA, we offer fostering right across the UK, from the South East and London to the West Midlands and the East of England, so wherever you’re based you can find the support you need to become a foster carer.

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Are you fostering material?

Being a life-changing foster carer is more about willingness than anything else. Qualifications aren’t essential and there are foster children for every type of family. So find out if you’re who they need by taking our quiz.

In five short questions, you’ll find out if you’ve got what it takes.

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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?

To find straight-forward answers to your questions, check the list below. Or give your local experts Kath and Rhys a ring on 0808 284 9224 to find out more about fostering in the South East.

What’s it like to be a foster family?

There are some amazing people fostering in the South East. A couple who fostered with us for over 30 years, Betty and Terry from Lewisham, even have an award in their honour. Read the inspiring stories of carers like them below.

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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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