Who can foster

There’s no such thing as a typical foster carer. ‚Äč

Are you energetic? A good listener? Have you got the patience and understanding a child needs?

If the answer is "yes" and you also have a spare room at home, then fostering with Southwark could be for you. It's an amazing opportunity to make a difference to the life of a child who may not have had the easiest of starts.


We will support you throughout their fostering journey, preparing you for what is involved and offering a full range of support and advice.

To find out more, come along to one of our information sessions where you can talk to someone already fostering with us and to an experienced social worker.

Page last updated: 31 August 2017