Fostering in Hackney

Factors to consider before deciding to foster
Before deciding to become a Hackney 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.

According to your family and personal circumstances, the age group of foster kids needs to be considered. The needs of children vary based on their age and understanding which is why you should be prepared to be flexible.

Flexibility to work with social workers is important as they visit on a regular basis. Hackney Foster carers need to be comfortable communicating with the biological parents of the foster child, as that might be a part of the job.

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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
3%
Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers : 1770
18%

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. 

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Did you Know - Hackney?

The nursery rhyme Oranges and Lemons refers to Shoreditch Church and the Eagle pub on City Road, Samuel Pepys was a regular at the Mermaid Tavern in Hackney Central and the Theatre in Shoreditch staged the first performance of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Stoke Newington was the first place bombed during the Second World War, the authors Edgar Allan Poe and Daniel Defoe lived in the Borough and Vogue Magazine named Dalston as one of the ‘coolest places on earth’.

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