Foster Carers

  • Job Reference: 00007477-1
  • Date Posted: 5 February 2024
  • Recruiter: London Borough of Bromley
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Fostering & Adoption
  • Job Type: Full Time, Part Time

Job Description

Start something amazing today. We want the very best for our children and  young people - and we are looking for people just like you to help us. We know that fostering is immensely rewarding for both our foster carers and our children. When these vulnerable children experience a caring family and can at last thrive and develop their potential in a loving and nurturing home it can really give them an amazing start to their life.

Of course, there can be challenges as well but we are confident that the training and support you will receive from our fostering service will allow you to overcome these.

What is fostering?

Being a foster carer means providing a family for a baby, child or young person whose family can no longer look after them. There are different types of foster care - some are for short periods of just a few days and others can be for longer periods until the child or young person reaches adulthood.

Our foster carers come from all walks of life just like the children and young people who they care for. In return for fostering for Bromley you'll receive excellent training and support and a weekly professional fostering fee and maintenance allowance. The maintenance allowance covers the full cost of looking after a child, including a contribution to household expenses, leisure, clothes and transport.

Bromley have a diverse group of children who need foster care and we welcome foster carers from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Did you know?

  • You can foster from any age over 21
  • You can foster if you own or rent your home, provided you have a spare bedroom
  • You can foster if you are single, living with a partner, or married

Find out more about the requirements to become a foster carer 

Fostering information sessions

We hold regular fostering information sessions where you can come and meet some of our friendly recruitment team and find out more about fostering for Bromley. The sessions will start with a presentation all about fostering and then there will be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

If you are interested in attending, please get in touch and we will send you further details.