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To become a foster carer

Sometimes children can’t live with their birth families, and they need foster carers to look after them. That’s why we’re looking for people that can provide loving and supportive homes. 

Greenwich and London are experiencing a shortage of carers to provide homes for local children. As part of our mission, we aim to recruit 15 new fostering families. This will enable us to give these children a stable home environment within their local community, without the need for them to move elsewhere.

If you want to get involved, our guide to fostering is available for download. The guide is packed with useful information that answers many of the questions you might have about foster caring.

Alternatively, you can call us on 0208 347 8741 to learn more about how you can change your community and the lives of children in need. As a GLF foster carer, we offer you round-the-clock support to help you meet the challenges that come with caring for children. You can also rest assured that our foster carers receive financial support, including a weekly payment for the costs of caring for a child, as well as additional compensation. 

Note that we have a simplified payment structure, which covers the needs of the children you care for, and we offer competitive rates. Our foster carers receive between £450 and £475, depending on the age of the child, for those with standard needs. We also offer more enhanced rates, between £550 and £1600, for carers who can commit to fostering children with more complex needs.

Join us in making a difference and becoming a GLF foster carer today.

We asked our carer Jacqui, what's the best thing about fostering?

Everyday is different, I'm never bored, that's probably the best thing. It's not like raising your own children, you have to face different challenges everyday.

Where in Greenwich are we looking for carers?

You probably have a lot of questions about fostering.

Our experience helps us respond honestly to your queries. We’re thrilled to chat informally about fostering and determine your suitability, as well as inform you about the realities of it all. Let’s schedule a 15-minute call that will save you countless hours of Googling answers. We simply adore conversing with people about fostering!