What is fostering?

Why we need foster carers and the different types of fostering. 

Who can foster?

Unsure if you can foster? A quick look at the requirements to be a foster carer.

The fostering process

A detailed look at the steps involved and month-by-month breakdown.

A foster carer's story

Busy mum Julie Long manages her fostering role, along with her part time job. 

LGBT Fostering

We want more people from the LGBT community to become foster parents.

Connected Person fostering

Formerly known as kinship care, this is an alternative to normal fostering or adoption.

Private fostering

Are you looking after someone else's child? If you're in a private fostering arrangement please let us know immediately.

Already a foster carer with an independent fostering agency?

Find out the benefits and how to transfer to Brent's fostering service.

Common questions about fostering

Have a look at the questions we get asked the most regarding fostering.

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