Could you provide the love and stability a child needs? We are looking for people who have a place in their home and their heart to foster a child or a young person.
What is fostering
More information about what fostering is.
Why choose Lewisham
More information about fostering in Lewisham.
Transfer to Lewisham
If you are currently fostering through a private fostering agency or another local authority and would like to transfer to Lewisham, we would love to hear from you.
Learn more about our foster carers.
Find out what your responsibilities are if your child is being cared for by another adult, or if you are caring for someone else’s child.
Looking after someone else's child
Our family and friends care policy is made available here to help people understand when and how we might support friends and family to care for children outside of the birth parents.
Services for looked after children placed in the borough by other local authorities
Information about the resources and facilities available for looked after children and care leavers who may be placed in the borough by another local authority.
Steps to becoming a foster carer
It takes up to eight months to be approved as a foster carer. Find our more about the journey.
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