Fostering is caring for someone else’s child in your own home. Foster carers look after babies, children and young people who are often distressed about being separated from their family, so they need to care about children’s feelings and meet their needs.
Foster carers keep children healthy and safe and help them develop their life skills. This means encouraging hobbies and interests as well as meeting any special needs they may have.
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A child or young person may need looking after for many reasons, from illness in the family to parental drug and alcohol misuse or serious abuse. London also has many unaccompanied asylum seeking children arriving who need a safe and stable home.
Being an Islington foster carer can be challenging but it is a hugely rewarding and satisfying role, with an extensive support and training package for all foster carers. You will be providing care and support to a young person when they need it most. You will help shape a child’s future and will be rewarded with the knowledge that you have made a real difference and given a child the best possible start in life.
Telephone: 0800 073 0428
How to apply to become a foster carer
Attend one of our information sessions to make an application to foster.
Who can foster
We welcome people from a wide variety of backgrounds as foster parents
Why foster with islington
As an Islington foster carer, you'll receive a fantastic package of benefits and support
Types of fostering
There are many types of fostering covering children of all ages
Information about private fostering