Fostering in London

You could help to transform a child's life by fostering - with Barnardo's training and support you won't have to do it alone.

Fostering in London

We are currently looking for foster carers in the following areas:

  • Barking and Dagenham
  • Bexley
  • Bromley
  • Croydon
  • Greenwich
  • Kingston upon Thames
  • Merton
  • Richmond upon Thames
  • Sutton.

Types of foster placements

Our foster carers offer a range of different placements, ensuring that the support we offer is right for each individual child. Types of placement include:

  • long term
  • parent and child
  • emergency
  • planned short breaks (respite)
  • placements for children that have been trafficked and / or sexually exploited.

Children in need of fostering

Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) children

We need foster carers to provide stable homes to BME children, helping each child to thrive in their new environment.

Siblings groups

1 in 3 children are separated from their siblings when placed in foster care. Help keep siblings together and together we will support them, stand up for them and bring out the best in each and every child.  

Children with challenging behaviours

Children in care may have experienced abuse in the past. Every child copes differently with past traumas and we need foster carers who are willing to understand demanding behaviours.

Children with physical disabilities and/or learning difficulties

We are looking for carers who are willing and able to help meet the needs of children with disabilities, giving them the support that they deserve.

Young people with babies

Some of our carers support vulnerable parents to develop crucial parenting skills, by caring for them with their child.

Contact Barnardo’s London fostering team

Barnardo’s South East Fostering Service
128 London Road
Tunbridge Wells

Telephone: 01892 510650

Office hours: 9am to 5pm

By choosing to become a foster carer you can make a huge difference to a child’s life – and yours.