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Fostering in Croydon

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Fostering initial enquiry

If you are interested in being a foster carer, please complete the fostering initial enquiry online form which can be found in the "Register Interest" section on the left of this page or contact Croydon Fostering Recruitment and Assessment Team: Freephone 0800 112 3644 (This numberĀ is not free from mobiles)

What is involved

Fostering involves looking after a child or young person as if they are a member of your family. In other words doing all the normal things you would with your own children - taking them to school and sharing in their school life, taking them to the doctor and the dentist and helping and participating in their recreational and social activities.

Becoming a short breaks carer of children with disabilities

If you are interested in becoming involved in working with children and young people with disabilities, but do not have sufficient time to do this on a full time fostering basis, you may wish to consider becoming a short breaks carer, domiciliary carer or scheme worker. We are looking to recruit carers who can look after a child or young person with a disability on a regular basis.

For more information on becoming a short break carer of children with disabilities, please see the document below.

Click here to download the Fostering Application Form

You can watch a video of an interview with a Croydon Foster Family (first broadcast on ITV Daybreak in May 2012)