Meet more of our foster carer heroes

18 May 2020

Written by: Fostering Team

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“Fostering can be challenging but also very rewarding”, say our carers. See what else they say about their experience of fostering for Lambeth, in support of Fostering Fortnight.

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Meet more of our foster carer heroes

Today marks week two of Fostering Fortnight. Our carers were asked to record short phone videos to talk about their experience of fostering for Lambeth. They would like to encourage anyone thinking about fostering to come forwards.

Watch the video here

The Fostering Team are here to support and answer any queries, please contact us to discuss anything further. The need for foster carers is now more than ever over – as over the forthcoming months more and more children and their families become affected by coronavirus.

We welcome applicants from any walk of life. Your sexuality, marital status, age, religion, disability and whether you own a home don’t determine your ability to become a foster carer.

We also consider applications from people who are working, but you’ll need to have some flexibility to meet all the needs of any child in your care.

To become a Lambeth foster carer, there are a few basic criteria you must meet. You should be:

  • over 21 years old
  • have a spare bedroom
  • be a full-time resident in the UK or have indefinite leave to remain
  • have good spoken and written English.

Find out more

To take your first steps to becoming a foster carer, there are many things you can do: