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The UK General Election is on 4 July. 
Register to vote by 18 June.
If you need to vote by post, you must apply to do this by 5pm on 19 June.
You need valid photo ID to vote in person. If you don’t have valid ID, apply by 5pm on 26 June for a Voter Authority Certificate.  
Find out more about voting and elections in Southwark

Information sessions

Our next drop-in session will be at 160 Tooley Street, SE1 on Wednesday 24 April 2024 at 5.30pm
You can contact us via our enquiry form or email fostering@southwark.gov.uk

"I have been a foster carer for over a year now and find it the most rewarding job I have ever done. Children deserve someone to love and appreciate them. I have felt very honoured to be that person to a few young people already."

Alex, Foster Carer

Upcoming information meetings

Come and talk to us in the Foyer of Tooley Street

Our next Information meetings are:

  • Monday 10 June, 5.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Wednesday 26 June, 1.30pm to 2.30pm
  • Thursday 11 July, 5.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Tuesday 23 July, 1.30pm to 2.30pm

The meeting location is 160 Tooley Street, SE1.

You can contact us via our enquiry form or email fostering@southwark.gov.uk.

Online meetings

We will continue running online meetings once a month via Microsoft Teams. Join on your computer or mobile app using the links provided.

Please note: you don't need to install Teams or set up an account to join the call. You can participate using the link provided above.

What happens at an information session

  • hear how fostering helps young people
  • talk to experienced foster carers and our great support staff
  • learn what's needed to become a foster carer from our social workers
  • get an insight into what it's like to be a Southwark foster carer
  • ask questions

How long are information sessions

The meetings are 40 minutes. Please register your interest beforehand.

Register your interest in fostering

If you’re interested in fostering, complete our quick enquiry form and a member of our team will contact you. You don't have to complete a form before an information session.

We're pleased to hear from anyone who wishes to foster, but you do need to have a spare room. If you currently don't have a spare room, contact our Family Link team or the Independent visitor scheme.

Page last updated: 31 May 2024

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