About fostering

All age ranges of children need fostering, from babies to teenagers and young mothers.  Some may be children on their own and others may be with brothers and sisters who need to stay together.  

Children come from a wide range of different backgrounds and some may have special requirements.  For example they may have particular dietary, cultural or religious needs. Some children may have learning difficulties or other special needs. Foster children want and need the same experiences as any other child.  

Your role is to bring warmth, stability and continuity of care to these children's lives.

Consider fostering

Foster carers needed

Hounslow has more than 320 children and young people in care, who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to live with their own family. We are currently looking for foster carers for children and young people who are in our care. We would particularly welcome applications from those who are interested in fostering teenagers and sibling groups.

Our looked after children and young people come from a diverse range of ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds and we are looking to recruit foster carers who can meet the needs of our looked after children and young people.

Hounslow’s foster carers receive 24 hour support, access to specialist support and retention packages, regular training and an allowance of up to £868.60 per fortnight, per child.

If you have a spare room and you are interested in finding out more about fostering please call us on 0800 731 8558 for a friendly chat, or come along to one of our fostering information sessions.

Register your interest in fostering now

Upcoming fostering information sessions

Date

Time

Venue

Monday 16 January 2017

6.30pm to 8pm

Civic Centre, Committee Room 1

Monday 13 February 2017

10am to 11.30am

Civic Centre, Committee Room 3

Monday 20 March 2017

6.30pm to 8pm

Civic Centre, Committee Room 3

Tuesday 18 April 2017

10am to 11:30am

Civic Centre, Committee Room 1

Thursday 18 May 2017

7pm to 9pm

Civic Centre, Council Chamber

Tuesday 20 June 2017

10am to 11:30am

Civic Centre, Committee Room 1

Tuesday 18 July  2017

6.30pm to 8pm

Civic Centre, Committee Room 1

Tuesday 19 September 2017

10am to 11.30am

Civic Centre, Committee Room 1

Tuesday 17 October 2017

6.30 to 8pm

Civic Centre. Committee Room 1

Tuesday 14 November 2017

10am to 11.30am

Civic Centre Committee Room 2