About fostering

Why foster?

Being a foster carer is one of the most rewarding jobs you can do. As well as making a real difference to the life of a baby, child or young person, Hounslow Council offers one of the most competitive recruitment and retention packages in London. Alongside financial benefits, all our carers are offered a wealth of training and development opportunities, from short courses to NVQs.

Our carers receive:

  •  an allowance of up to £868 per fortnight per child
  •  a refund on council tax paid while a child is in your care
  •  24-7 telephone support and a named social worker who is always there when you need them
  •  Fusion leisure pass (free access to the borough’s leisure centres and classes)
  •  Annual Merlin pass (free entry to 30 of the UK’s top attractions, including Legoland, Alton Towers and Madame Tussauds).

Find out what our carers say about their caring roles here.

It takes just minutes to find out if you’d be a suitable foster carer. Call 020 8583 3426 for a friendly chat about fostering or fill in our online form to register your interest and one of the team will contact you.

Sign up to be a foster carer today

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