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Fostering

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.

Fostering stories

Learn more about our foster carers.

Private fostering

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.