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Croydon needs you

To become a foster carer

We are really sorry that children can’t live with their birth families, and need foster carers – but given they do, we need to find the best homes for them. Can you help?

Croydon is facing a severe shortage of foster carers, and we’re committed to aiding where we can. Our mission is to recruit 15 new fostering families to support children nearby who are at risk of being displaced. We’d love for you to join us in making a difference. 

To learn more about fostering, download our guide for useful information and answers to common questions. And if you’re eager to get started, give us a call at 0208 347 8741 – our dedicated 24/7 support team will be there every step of the way. 

At GLF, we believe in compensating our foster carers fairly and transparently. You’ll receive a weekly payment that covers your cost of nurturing and caring for your child, as well as an additional amount as a reward. All in all, a straightforward and hassle-free way to support your community and advance a just cause. 

Here’s what you can expect to receive as a GLF foster carer:

– £450 weekly to care for a child aged 0-10 

– £475 weekly to care for a child aged 11+ 

– £550-1600 weekly for children with specific requirements. 

Make a real difference today and start your journey with us!

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 Croydon are we looking for 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.