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.

Fostering sessions

Date Venue Time
Tuesday 16 January 2018

Hounslow Civic Centre
Committee Room 1

6:30pm – 8pm

Tuesday 13 February 2018

Hounslow Civic Centre
Committee Room 1

10am – 11:30am

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Hounslow Civic Centre
Committee Room 1

6:30pm – 8pm
Tuesday 17 April 2018

Hounslow Civic Centre
Committee Room 3

11am – 12:30pm

Thursday 24 May 2018

Fostering Fortnight

Hounslow Civic Centre
Committee Room 1

7pm – 9pm
Tuesday 19 June 2018

Hounslow Civic Centre
Committee Room 2

11am – 12:30pm
Tuesday 17 July 2018

Hounslow Civic Centre
Committee Room 2

5:30pm – 7pm
Tuesday 18 September 2018

Hounslow Civic Centre
Committee Room 3

11am – 12:30pm
Tuesday 16 October 2018

Hounslow Civic Centre
Committee Room 3

5:30pm – 7pm
Tuesday 13 November 2018

Hounslow Civic Centre
Committee Room 3

11am – 12:30pm

Please note: rooms subject to change.

Register your interest in fostering now

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