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Fostering is giving someone else’s child a safe and loving home for a couple of nights, months or even years. Children go into foster care when they cannot live at home for reasons, such as their parents might be ill, or have substance abuse problem. As a foster carer, you will an allowance, plus support and training to help you in your role.

If you have a question, call the Fostering team on 020 7527 7933 or 0800 073 0428, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, or email