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Fostering in Brent – How To Foster

Are you considering fostering young people in the Brent area?

How to Foster.

Factors to consider.

Before deciding to become a foster carer there are a few things that should be considered. Along with the training and support provided by fostering agencies, you should also check if you have a personal support system with friends and family that can support you under stressful situations as all foster children are not the same and as a foster carer, you may have to tackle difficult situations.

Support from your agency

Each fostering agency is different. Some provide good training and support packages while others do not. Some agencies pay more then other agencies. Some fostering agencies do not foster babies, some agencies expect you to be a full time foster carer with no other commitments. You are not expected to know everything about all the fostering agencies in Brent.

Our free Foster Agency matching service

Working with our expert team of social workers, we can identify suitable fostering agencies on our Database, that are recruiting foster carers in Brent. We will match your details with suitable agencies that have vacancies, then forward your details to those agencies. We request that the most suitable fostering agencies contact you within three working days.

You may use our matching service free of charge.

Save yourself time and frustration and give yourself the best possible start on your foster carer journey by completing our online eligibility quiz/matching service to get the ball rolling.


Fostering Statistics: London

Total Children in Care, London 2020
Foster Care Placements, London 2020

The following statistics are from the total number of children in care in London, and not exclusively those in Foster Care.

Children with disability : 300
Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers : 1770

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Popular Placement Types: As a modern multicultural city, London has large numbers of foster children from Black and Minority Ethnic groups.  As a result, Fostering Agencies seek BME foster carers to give these young people a culturally sensitive supportive base from which to flourish. 

18% of London’s foster care placements are for Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers. A significant number of this group are over 16 years of age and male. 

Related Areas

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What Could You Earn?

Being a foster carer is not only an ethical career, it's also financially rewarding. Our calculators estimate what you could be earning.

Free Matching Service?

If you meet the UK criteria to foster. we will match you with a local Fostering Agency and ask them to call you.

UK Wide Fostering Network

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Did you Know - Brent – How To Foster?

The name Brent was comes from the River Brent, the borough is the fifteenth largest London borough and is recognised as the most ethnically diverse local authority in the country.

Brent has one of the highest crime detection rates in London, the council had the first black woman to be council leader in the UK and is the home of Wembley Stadium. The Swaminarayan Hindu Temple in Neasden was hand carved in India before being assembled in London.

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