How do I become a foster carer?

If you’re asking the question ‘how do I become a foster carer’, this is a great start. Once you have decided that fostering is for you, GLF can help guide you through the process. We want to help you be the best foster carer you can.

Fostering is a big decision to make. To get you started on your journey, GLF has produced a free guide. The guide gives an introduction to fostering, and answers some common questions people interested, ask – including ‘how do I become a foster carer’.

Take a look through it, and if you have any other questions or want more information, feel free to give us a call on 0208 3478741.

Becoming a foster carer is a big step to take, and we want you to feel fully supported. We’re here and waiting to answer ‘how do I become a foster carer’!

Fostering Questions

We will try to answer all your questions

Birth Children

Can you foster if you haven’t had your own birth children?

Past Criminal Convictions?

We all have a past, but having a criminal conviction in your history might not stop you fostering


What kind of jobs, if any, allow you to foster alongside?

Do you have pets?

Find out how fostering and pets can work.


How long does the fostering assessment take?

Who needs fostering?

What kind of children need foster homes?

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Download Our Guide To Fostering

We've create a free PDF guide to fostering, to help you understand a bit more about foster care, and the process of applying.

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