Information sessions

Fostering

If you've ever thought about fostering and wondered what the process was, you're very welcome to come to one of our friendly information sessions.

You'll hear all about how fostering helps young people and can talk to experienced foster carers as well as our great support staff. You can learn about what is needed to become a foster carer from our social workers.

These sessions last for about an hour and a half and will give you a good insight into what it's like to be a foster carer for Southwark. We ask that you arrive 10 to 15 minutes before the start of the session so we can register you and you can have a cup of tea or coffee beforehand. There will be a chance to ask questions.

To reserve a place, contact fostering@southwark.gov.uk.

Next sessions:

Fostering information meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at:

  • Canada Water Library, 21 Surrey Quays Road, SE16 7AR

Dates and locations for 2019:

  • Tuesday 14 May 2019 at 5.45pm to 7.45pm in Room 2
  • Tuesday 11 June 2019 at 5.45pm to 7.45pm in Room 2
  • Tuesday 9 July 2019 at 5.45pm to 7.45pm in Room 2
  • Tuesday 13 August 2019 at 5.45pm to 7.45pm in Room 2
  • Tuesday 10 September 2019 at 5.45pm to 7.45pm in Room 5
  • Tuesday 8 October 2019 at 5.45pm to 7.45pm in Room 2
  • Tuesday 12 November 2019 at 5.45pm to 7.45pm in Room 2
  • Tuesday 10 December 2019 at 5.45pm to 7.45pm in Room 2

Drop in sessions

Our informal drop in sessions are for those wishing to have an informal chat about any aspect of adoption or fostering. Come along for a cup of coffee and a chat with Jane on any of the days:

  • every Monday, 5pm to 7pm at Blackbird Bakery, Queens Road, Peckham (No drop in sessions on Monday 22 April, 6 May and 27 May)
  • every Thursday, 9am to 11am at Andersons, 139 Bellenden Road, Peckham, SE15 4DH

We're holding some drop in sessions at Southwark Cathedral Café, SE1 9DA (close to London Bridge Station).

Southwark Cathedral Café, SE1 9DA (close to London Bridge Station)

  • 23 April 2019, 9am to 11am
  • 21 May 2019, 9am to 11am
  • 18 June 2019, 9am to 11am

If you can't make one of the regular drop in sessions why not come and meet with us:

  • Thursday 25 April 5.30pm to 7pm at Dulwich Library
  • Sunday 19 May all day at The Dulwich Fair
  • Tuesday 21 May 5pm to 7pm at John Harvard Library
For more information on adoption or fostering or if you want to know when our other drop in sessions are, contact us using our online form

 Whilst we're pleased to hear from anyone who wishes to foster, you do need to have a spare room. If at this present time you don’t, please get in touch with our Family Link team or the Independent visitor scheme.

Page last updated: 25 April 2019