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Waltham Forest needs you

To become a foster carer

We understand that it can be heartbreaking when children are unable to stay with their birth families, leading to the need for foster carers. As a community, we must come together to ensure that these children are placed in the best possible homes where they will be loved, nurtured, and have the opportunity to thrive. Would you be interested in joining us on this journey to provide hope, stability, and a brighter future for these children in need?

If you’re looking to make a real difference in your community, consider becoming a foster carer. The GLF is on a mission to recruit 15 new fostering families in London, including Waltham Forest, where there’s currently a shortage of carers. By opening up your home to a local child, you can provide crucial support when it’s needed most.

To learn more about how to become a foster carer, download our helpful guide to fostering. It’s packed with useful information to answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, you can call us on 0208 347 8741 to speak to a member of our team. 

As a GLF foster carer, you’ll receive comprehensive 24/7 support. We also offer financial support to help cover the costs of caring for a child, with ongoing weekly payments that provide a certain level of consistency for our carers. Our current payment rates range from £450-£1600 per week, depending on the needs of the children in your care.

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

Each day brings a new adventure; I'm never bored, and that's what makes it the best. Unlike raising your own children, this work demands ingenuity in facing new challenges every day.

Where in Waltham Forest are we looking for carers?

You probably have a lot of questions about fostering.

Fortunately, we’ve amassed a wealth of experience that enables us to provide honest answers. We’re thrilled to have casual conversations with you about fostering, to help evaluate compatibility and to demystify the experience. Why not schedule a 15-minute call with us? It’ll help you cut your internet woes, and we adore conversing about fostering!