Right now there is a urgent need for foster carers in and around Bromley, there are around 160 children and teenagers in the borough who are in a foster family. That’s why we’re looking for dedicated people to help change their lives.
Young people come into care for many different reasons, but they all have the same thing in common, they need stable homes and loving people to take care of them.
AFostering isn’t always easy, like anything worth doing in life, it takes a lot of hard work, but you really can make a difference…
If you would like to find out how you can get involved then you can download our guide to fostering. It’s got lots of useful information and will hopefully answer a few of your questions.
Otherwise, just give us a call on 0208 347 8741 and we’ll tell you more about how you can make a real difference to your community.
“Your most important job is to keep everyone safe. At the end of the placement, when everyone is happier and more positive than when they first arrived, it makes those challenges worth it.
I’ve fostered a number a babies over the years. In particular, one baby was withdrawing from drugs and alcohol, as well as having a disability. You can imagine the joy I felt when he left us, nearly walking – after being told he might never be able to.
I’ve had a great time fostering and if you have the patience and love to give, then go for it.”
As a GLF foster carer you receive fantastic support – which is 24/7 – we are always there to help.
You also receive financial support.
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.
We asked our carer Jacqui, what's the best thing about fostering?
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.