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What is fostering?

Fostering is looking after a child within your home, on a short or long term basis.

Foster carers are paid fees and allowances to enable them to accommodate children in their home. Foster carers will need a spare bedroom within their home to look after a child over the age of two.

There can be many reasons why a child may need a foster home, including: family illnesses, abuse or neglect, breakdowns in family relations, or a child may have arrived unaccompanied from abroad.

Haringey are looking for London based foster carers, who can offer care, stability and consistency to our children and young people.

By becoming a foster carer for Haringey, you can:

  • Make a lasting difference to local children
  • Build a fulfilling new career that can change lives
  • Gain recognised qualifications in foster care

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Email fosteringrecruitment@haringey.gov.uk or call us on 020 8489 3754 to find out more about fostering for Haringey.

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Page last updated:

June 21, 2021