Fostering in Harrow

Become a Harrow foster carer

Have you ever thought about a rewarding career as a foster carer? Would you like to make a difference in someone’s life? Is this the moment you decide to take the first step?

Simply Fostering provides the only qualified, independent support information and free agency matching service to people interested in fostering in Harrow.

We have been helping to reduce the confusion and stress by matching people’s skills and experience with the right fostering agencies since 2005 and have helped over a thousand potential foster carers to start their fostering careers.

Using our knowledge of the fostering agencies in Harrow, a social worker on our team will:

  • Carefully check your enquiry form;
  • Identify the fostering agencies on our Database, that are recruiting foster carers in Harrow;
  • Match your details with the agencies with vacancies, then forward your details to those fostering agencies;
  • Request that the most suitable fostering agencies contact you within three working days.

Save yourself time and frustration and give yourself the best possible start on your foster carer journey by completing our eligibility quiz and using our free agency matching service.

To be a foster carer you will need to have:

  • The time and energy to invest in a child or young person
  • A bedroom for the exclusive use of the foster child
  • Couples will need to arrange their working hours so that one carer can be available full time
  • Single carers will need to be at home full-time or have flexible employment
  • A full UK driving licence or have excellent transport links

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 - Harrow?

The Borough’s name comes from Old English ‘hearg’ or heathen temple, Harrow is the twelfth largest London borough and Harrow public school has educated seven Prime Ministers.

22% of Harrow’s population identify themselves as ‘Indian’ in ethnicity, the highest in London, the Borough is the most religiously diverse local authority in the UK and the Borough has a green belt equivalent to eight Hyde Park’s.

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