Lambeth Council has launched a new ‘Be the difference. Become a foster carer’ fostering campaign to reach more people who want to contribute to the lives of children in our community.
Part of the family
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 14 October. Register here for our 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.”
Merlin Joseph, Director for 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.
Find out more about Fostering in Lambeth from our website including stories from carers. Read about our amazing foster carers’ experiences as they describe the skills and qualities they think you need to do a great job.