Become a Lewisham Foster Carer

‘There’s no better satisfaction than feeling you have helped make a huge difference in a vulnerable child’s life, when things could have been very different for them,’ says a Lewisham foster carer since 2009.

Lewisham Council is recruiting local foster carers for over 470 children and young people in care. Finding a local foster home helps youngsters to stay in the same school, keep connections to their family and maintain their friendships. Could you be that single person or couple, in a home with a spare bedroom, with the time to provide care, support and help? Fostering can be for a short time or a longer period.

The Council will support you with an allowance of up to £650 per week for each child.

If you’re interested in becoming a foster carer through Lewisham Council, come along to one of our events for information about the process.

Find out about:

  • different types of fostering
  • the qualities you need
  • children and young people that need fostering
  • myths around fostering
  • the requirements to become a foster carer
  • the financial support you would receive
  • the application and approval process to become a carer.

Booking information:

For the events at the Civic Suite please book a place by calling 0800 015 0129 (freephone), or emailing

 Suitable for:

  • Adults

Event dates:

The below events are at 11am–12noon at the Civic Suite in Catford.

  • Thursday 16 January 2020
  • Tuesday 4 February 2020
  • Thursday 13 February 2020
  • Tuesday 18 February 2020
  • Thursday 27 February 2020
  • Tuesday 3 March 2020
  • Thursday 26 March 2020

This could be your first step towards a rewarding career as a Lewisham foster carer.