London’s Fostering Agency

We find, recruit, train and support foster carers across London.

Then match them with children in care who need a home.

What do we do in a nutshell?

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.

Our Achievements:



Carers Recruited


Children Placed


Years Experience

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.