Become a Foster Carer in Southwark

Foster carer and children playing games

We’re Recruiting Foster Carers in Southwark

The types of placements we need in Southwark vary depending on the children and teenagers that need caring for. At OwnLife Fostering the majority of the children that we care for are over the age of ten and generally teenagers and we also have an emphasis on sibling groups.

Become a Professional Partner 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
  • Therapeutic support

Get in touch now

    Are you over 23 years?Do you have a spare room?

    How to Become a Foster Carer in Southwark

    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 aims 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 Southwark, 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

    Email :

    Or use our contact form

    Fostering in Southwark

    We’re on the lookout for foster carers all across the Southern Boroughs of London, including Southwark. If you’re a resident in  Southwark and you have a spare bedroom, then you might well have what it takes to become a foster carer in Southwark.

    Find out more about what makes OwnLife Fostering different and what we offer our foster carers at OwnLife.