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 - 2019/2020

Date Venue Time
Tuesday 16 April 2019

Hounslow House
Floor 6, Room 6

11am – 12:30pm

Friday 17 May 2019
Fostering Fortnight

Hounslow House
Floor 6 , Room 6

10.30am - 12 noon

Thursday 23 May 2019
Fostering Fortnight

Hounslow House
Floor 6, Room 1 & 2

7pm – 9pm
Tuesday 18 June 2019

Hounslow House
Floor 6, Room 6

11am – 12:30pm
Tuesday 16 July 2019

Hounslow House
Floor 6, Room 6

6pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday 17 September 2019

Hounslow House
Floor 6, Room 10   

11am – 12:30pm
Tuesday 15 October 2019

Hounslow House
Floor 6, Room 9

6pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday 12 November 2019

Hounslow House
Floor 6, Room 6

11am – 12:30pm
Tuesday 14 January 2020

Hounslow House
Floor 6, Room 6

6pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday 11 February 2020

Hounslow House
Floor 6, Room 6

11am – 12:30pm
Tuesday 17 March 2020

Hounslow House
Floor 6, Room 6

6pm – 7.30pm

Please note: rooms subject to change.

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