Become a Foster carer

we need new foster carers across all of London

Are you interested in becoming a foster carer?

Then we’d love to talk to you about it. Becoming a foster carer is one of the best things you can do, and can change a child’s life.

As long as you have a spare room, and have the time and energy to give, then we’d love to hear from you.

The process of becoming a foster carer takes about 6 months, and we spend this time getting to know you and your family. It’s important we take the time to recruit well because a good foster carer can make an enormous difference to a child. So why not give us a call, today?

It might surprise you to learn that someone carers are paid as much as £100 less to foster with other agencies, this is because GLF believes that as you the carer is the one doing the hard work, you need to be well compensated. We couldn’t do this without you, so we want to make sure you know this.

Our fostering payment is a weekly amount of money, which includes the costs for caring for a child, as well as a reward element. We avoid making one off payments for things like birthdays, as we think it’s simpler and more straight forward to give you a fixed weekly fee.

GLF carers currently receive the following amounts:

  • £425 To care for a child 0-10
  • £450 To care for a child aged 11+
  • £550-1600 for more enhanced children, who’s needs are significantly higher or more complex.

I know other non GLF carers are shocked at how much more I get to foster, to basically do the same as them. Some have even transferred as a result.

Andrea A

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.