Fostering is giving a caring, safe and loving home to babies, children and young people who are unable to live with their families.
This could be for a few nights, or for some children it can be for months or even years.
Some children will return to their birth families, others are fostered until they are ready to live independently, and some are adopted.
Each child comes into foster care for different reasons and has unique needs. That is why there are many types of fostering.
Fostering is an important and responsible role, so foster carers are paid a generous allowance and fee, receive extensive training and continuous support. Find out more about what we offer to foster carers with Brent.
Fostering or Adoption?
Fostering is sometimes confused with adoption. Foster care is temporary and the child is not a permanent member of your family. If you are interested in adoption, please visit Adopt London West’s website.