Can I foster if...

icon_check_yes I'm single or living with someone?new boy with man

Yes! You don't have to be married to foster. Single men and women can be great foster carers.  We also welcome applicants who are living together in a long-term relationship.


icon_check_yes I'm over 50 years old?

Yes! There's no upper age limit to being a foster carer. All we ask is that you're fit and healthy enough to care for a child. As part of the approval process, we'll ask you to have a full medical with your GP.


icon_check_yes New- three girls with arms round each otherI'm gay, lesbian or transgender?

Yes! Your sexuality is unimportant when it comes to fostering. We're only interested in your potential to be a great foster carer. 


icon_check_yes I am unemployed?

Yes! As long as you are financially stable you can apply.


icon_check_yesNew - Boy standing with arms crossed I work?

Yes! As long as you can demonstrate that you're able to meet the needs of a foster child. For example, would you be able to do the school run and care for a child during school holidays?


icon_check_yes I live in rented accommodation?

Yes! You don't need to be a homeowner to foster. As long as you have a secure tenancy and enough space to care for a child or children you can apply. 


icon_check_yes I don't live in any of the six boroughs?

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Yes! We welcome enquiries from anyone living in neighbouring boroughs too.


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