London’s Fostering Agency

As a leading fostering agency, we at Greater London Fostering (GLF) focus on recruiting, training, and supporting foster carers in London. We offer a comprehensive range of services to ensure that children in need have a safe and nurturing environment to grow in.

One of the key aspects of our work is our dedication to finding the perfect match between children and foster carers. We thoroughly assess the requirements and skills of potential carers, ensuring they have the necessary qualities to provide the care and support children need, then find them the right child to care for..

Moreover, we are committed to providing ongoing training and support for our foster carers. We also assist them in navigating the fostering process, from understanding the financial aspects to learning about fostering a child. Our expert team is always available for guidance and support to help foster carers succeed in their role.

For more information on joining London's fostering agency, contact us today and find out how you can make a difference in a child's life.

To build positive aspirations in every child.

Hi, I'm Linda, and I started GLF for one reason – to improve the lives of children in care.

All these years later, this is still the driving force, and something all our foster carers and staff believe in.

Founded in 1998, Greater London Fostering (GLF) has over 2 decades of experience in recruiting, training, and supporting foster carers. We are one of the top Independent Fostering Agencies in London, currently working with over 140 foster families and around 160 foster children. Over the years, we have created a strong, supportive fostering community that empowers foster carers to provide the best possible care for children in need.

Our team is dedicated to helping potential foster carers through the entire process, starting with understanding the foster carer requirements and assessing their suitability to match with children in need of foster care. We also provide ongoing training and support to ensure our carers have the necessary skills and resources to succeed in their role.

By choosing to work with GLF, you become part of our fostering community and contribute to making a real difference in the lives of children in care. Learn more about how to get involved or contact us to start your fostering journey today.

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At Greater London Fostering, we believe that every child deserves the chance to thrive in a loving and supportive environment. With over 1,500 new foster carers needed across Lindon, we need you to play a crucial role in shaping the futures and providing children with the stability they need to flourish.

Foster carers have a profound impact on a child's life, offering them not just a safe haven, but a nurturing home where they can grow and develop. Our carers come from all walks of life, united by their passion for making a difference and their commitment to helping vulnerable children. Through their unwavering support, they transform lives, like Sarah's*, who found solace in her foster family after years of neglect. Now, Sarah is a confident young woman studying at university, thanks to the love and guidance of her foster carers.

In recent years, Greater London Fostering has helped over 1,000 children find the care and support they desperately needed. Each success story is a testament to the incredible work foster carers do every day, and the lasting impact they have on a child's life.

If you've ever considered fostering, now is the time to take that first step. Together, we can ensure that every child in London has the chance to reach their full potential. Learn more about becoming a foster carer with Greater London Fostering today, and help us make a world of difference, one child at a time

Greater London Fostering (GLF) has over 20 years of experience in recruiting, training and supporting foster carers.

Children and teenagers in care need patient, dedicated and supportive carers so they can feel safe and loved. It’s not always easy, fostering can be challenging, that’s why we make sure all our carers have:

  • Ongoing training
  • 24/7 support
  • Financial support – all our carers receive £450 to care for a child under 11, and £475 for a child 11+
  • Events (every school holiday for all the family)

We know it’s sometimes easy to think you aren’t the right person to become a foster carer, but children come in all shapes and sizes, and we need carers to match. 

We thought you’d like to meet some of our carers to see if you connect with any.

Would you like to join our community for foster carers?

You probably have a lot of questions about fostering.

Luckily we have a lot of experience, so can usually answer them honestly. We are really happy to have an informal chat with you, about fostering, whether you are suitable, and what it’s really like. So why not arrange a 15 minute call – we promise you it will save you several hours of searching the internet for answers, plus, we really love talking to people about fostering.

Over the years our work has been highlighted by the following organisations

How does the approval process work?

When someone starts thinking about fostering, the first question they normally ask is “how long until I can foster?”. Whilst everyone’s fostering journey is unique, we’ve set out some of the major steps below.

Initial Telephone Call

Give us a call today, and we can answer all your questions about fostering, and your suitibility

Home Visit

Within a week of the initial call we'll visit you at home (this might be virtually), to get to know you and your family.

Preparatory Training

You will then attend a 2 day course with us, which helps you explore more the practicalities of fostering

4 Month Assessment

You'll be assigned a social worker who will carry out a fostering assessment on you, which explores your past and motivations to foster.

Download Our Guide To Fostering

We've create a free PDF guide to fostering, to help you understand a bit more about foster care, and the process of applying.

Book A Call Back From Our Team

The easiest thing to do is have a quick phone call so we can answer any questions you have. Don't worry, it's informal and there's no commitment

Success Stories

Jaden said exactly 2 words during the entire first month he was placed with me, now 9 months later I can barely get him to be quiet. He’s a different child who just needed someone to believe in him, and help him work through the tough first few years of his life.