Be the difference. Become a foster carer. Find out more…

8 July 2021

Written by: Lambeth Council

Children and young people

Every day a new child comes into care in Lambeth. Many of these children will need the love and stability that a foster carer can provide. Could you be the difference?


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Be the difference. Become a foster carer. Find out more…

Lambeth Council has launched a new fostering campaign to reach more people who want to contribute to the lives of children in our community.

Foster parent information event

Being a foster parent means caring for someone else’s child as part of your family. If you think you could be the difference to a Lambeth child, please come to their next event at 7pm on Thursday 15 July. Register here Register here Online Information Evening

Word from the Cabinet

Cllr Ed Davie, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “There’s nothing more fulfilling than developing a relationship with a child and watching them grow. Members of my family have fostered children and it’s transformed everyone’s lives for the better.

“It’s so important we find more local carers for local children. That’s why we’re appealing to as many people as possible to step forwards and be the difference to a Lambeth child.”

Next generation

Merlin Joseph, Director for Lambeth Council Children’s Services, said: “It’s hard to truly convey the impact that carers make every day to the next generation in Lambeth. We hope our campaign will get people thinking about what it takes to be a foster carer and consider whether you can be that person for someone too”.

Who can foster?

Lambeth Fostering welcome applications from everyone with a passion for caring. You just need to be over 21, have a spare room and permanent UK residency.

Lambeth’s new Foster Carer Charter

Lambeth are passionate about providing outstanding services in partnership with foster carers. That’s why we’ve developed the Lambeth Foster Care Charter – our commitment to children who are looked after, foster carers and the fostering service. Read the Lambeth Foster Carer Charter.

be the difference become a foster carer

Foster carer campaign