Fostering in Hounslow

Fostering children

Before deciding to become a Hounslow 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. Foster carers need to be comfortable communicating with the biological parents of the foster child, as that might be a part of the job.

How Simply Fostering can help

Our aim is to encourage people to consider fostering and to streamline the process of application.  Our social work experts will match you and your situation with the most suitable fostering agencies in Hounslow, from our UK Agency Database. The process to fostering can take as little as 4 months.

Using our knowledge of agencies in Hounslow, a social worker will carefully check your situation;
Identify the fostering agencies on our Database, that are recruiting foster carers in Hounslow;
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.

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 - Hounslow?

The name Hounslow might derive from the Anglo-Saxon Honeslaw, meaning an area of land suitable for hunting, Hounslow Heath is one of London largest nature reserves and was a refuge for highwaymen.

The artist William Hogarth is buried in Chiswick, the Borough is the tenth-largest London borough by area and has the second highest Indian population in London. The first electric tram service in London was inaugurated in Chiswick in 1901.

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