Fostering

Could you foster a child like me?

Foster care provides a stable and supportive home for children and young people at difficult times in their lives. The children we support come from many different backgrounds and we need foster carers to reflect the diverse needs of these children

We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic and caring individuals or couples to join our team in helping us to ensure that together we can make a positive contribution to children in care.

If you would like to talk to us about fostering or have any questions please contact us on 0800 169 3497 (9.30am-5pm) or fostering@rbkc.gov.uk.

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The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, and Westminster City Council joined their fostering services in April 2012 to provide a dedicated service for fostering across the three west London local authorities. 

This will help to ensure that children in our care are placed with the best possible families. It also means that we can devote more resources to helping find foster carers for the children who need them.

Existing foster carers

We are always keen to hear from existing foster carers. If you are already a foster carer and want to foster with us, we will make the transfer from your current agency to the Fostering service of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster City Council, a smooth process for you and your current agency, ensuring continuity of care for any children in your care during the transfer. We work within the Fostering Network transfer of foster carers protocol (2012) to ensure this.

You can only be registered with one agency at a time so once you have given written notice to your current agency of your intention to transfer we will work with them to map out a timeframe for when you can transfer to our service.

We will need to undertake our own assessment but with the information provided by your current agency we hope to be able to complete the assessment within 12 weeks.

For further information call us on 0800 169 3497 or email us at: fostering@rbkc.gov.uk

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