Become a Foster Carer in South East London

OwnLife Fostering children

Types of Foster Placement

There are different types of foster placements that are available. These include short term placements which could involve a few days or weeks while a young person is between longer placements or needing some time away from their home environment. There are also longer-term placements which can sometimes happily result in the young person being adopted by the foster family.

Parent and child placements offer the opportunity to help a young mother learn essential skills to look after herself and her child. There are also placements that require a home for groups of siblings from the same family. These are in great demand within South East London and can be a hugely rewarding type of placement. Keeping siblings together in their placements is hugely beneficial to the young people involved.

Become a Foster Carer with us:
  • OwnLife foster carers are supported 24/7
  • Professional allowance and financial support package to cover all of the costs of fostering a child/young person
  • Training, learning and ongoing professional development
  • Support groups

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    How to Become a Foster Carer in South East London

    Becoming a foster carer in South East London is simple:

    1.    Complete our enquiry form.

    2.    We’ll contact you within 24 hours. In this phone call, we’ll discuss fostering as a career opportunity for you and answer any questions you have. We’ll also arrange an initial meeting in our office and organise a time for a home visit. This is an opportunity to talk in depth about becoming a foster carer and what it entails.

    3.    After the home visit, we’ll assign a social worker to you who will start the formal process of becoming a foster carer. This involves 6-8 visits to your home and a 3-day training session. Ownlife Fostering aim to have the whole process completed in roughly 8 weeks.

    4.    The final stage in becoming a foster carer is for you and your assigned social worker to attend a fostering panel for consideration of approval. After this, you are ready to start your new career in foster care.

    The most important thing is that you have what it takes to inspire children and young people to own and take control of their own lives, and the determination to never give up.

    To find out more about Fostering in South East London, contact us. At OwnLife Fostering, there’s a type of fostering to suit you.

    If you're interested in discussing our fostering services please contact

    Telephone: 020 8313 3304

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    Or use our contact form

    Fostering in South East London

    In South East London there are currently thousands of children who need a new start with a foster family. There can be many reasons why they require fostering and can range from the very young to teenagers who may be parents themselves.

    Reading this you have a clear interest in learning what it requires to become a foster carer. Many People come to fostering for different reasons, whether you may want to make a difference to society or you may want to experience the amazing bond that can form between you and a child or young person. You can be sure fostering in South London will be a challenging and rewarding experience, some bumps along the way, but possibly one of the best things you may ever achieve.