Fostering in Wandsworth

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Using our knowledge of agencies in Wandsworth, 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.

Save yourself time and frustration and give yourself the best possible start on your foster carer journey by completing our online fostering eligibility quiz.

Realise your potential and make a difference as foster carer!

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

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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 - Wandsworth?

The Borough takes its name from the River Wandle, the remains of mammoth and woolly rhinoceros from the last Ice Age were discovered in Wandsworth and Battersea.

The Borough held mock elections in the eighteenth century to elect a ‘Mayor of Garratt‘, at the Leather Bottle pub in Garratt Lane, a time when no ordinary people had the right to vote and Wandsworth prison is the largest prison in the London area.

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