Foster caring in Southwark

Using our knowledge of agencies in Southwark, a social worker will:

  • Carefully check your enquiry form;
  • Identify the fostering agencies on our Database, that are recruiting foster carers in your Borough;
  • 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.

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Factors to consider before deciding to foster

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.

According to your family and personal circumstances the age group of foster kids needs to be considered. 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 biological parents of the foster child, as that might be a part of the job.

Did you know?

The Borough is the tenth smallest London borough, more than 100 languages are spoken in the schools and The Shard in Southwark is the EU’s tallest building.

Britain’s first self service petrol station opened in November 1961 on the south end of Southwark Bridge and the Millennium Bridge is sited between Southwark Bridge and Blackfriars Railway Bridge and Charles Dickens, Charlie Chaplin and William Shakespeare all lived in Southwark.

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