Welcome to Greater London Fostering

London’s Fostering Agency
We find, recruit, train and support foster carers across London.
Then match them with children in care who need a home.

Greater London Fostering (GLF) has over 20 years of experience in recruiting, training and supporting foster carers.

We are one of the top Independent Fostering Agencies in London, with a community of 120 foster families and around 130 foster children.

Children and teenagers in care need patient, dedicated and supportive carers so they can feel safe and loved. It’s not always easy, fostering can be challenging, that’s why we make sure all our carers have –

  • 24/7 support
  • Ongoing training
  • Financial support (£400 p/w)
  • Events (every school holiday for all the family)

Linda Norwood - Founder GLF

Our mission: to improve the lives of children in care.

Hi I’m Linda and I started GLF for one reason – to improve the lives of children in care.

All these years later, this is still the driving force, and something all our foster carers and staff believe in.

Created in 1998, Greater London Fostering (GLF) has over a decade of experience in recruiting, training and supporting foster carers. We are one of the top Independent Fostering Agencies in London, currently working with over 100 foster families and around 120 foster children. Over the years we have created a strong, supportive fostering community.

We believe that children’s needs are best met in a nurturing family and that with the right support every child can benefit from family life. Fostering is a challenging but hugely rewarding task.  By all working together we can make a real difference to children’s lives.

GLF recognises that fostering is a big commitment and we repay that commitment by offering a genuine 24 hour support system and training that matters. We reward your dedication with competitive financial packages, as well as fun annual events – in which you can forge friendships with other GLF foster carers. It is this focus on creating a rewarding fostering community that means we are still working with foster families that joined us at the very start.

We are currently looking for new foster families across all the Greater London Boroughs and the surrounding counties. To find out more about our foster carer package, please look through the website. Get in touch with us if you have any questions or want to find out more.

What we do:

We Find The Best Foster Carers

Provide Them With Excellent 24/7 Support

Which Results In Fantastic Outcomes For Children

What we offer our foster carers:

We recognise that fostering is a huge commitment. That’s why we offer genuine 24/7 support, comprehensive training, and a competitive fostering allowance. We think our support is more than you will receive from other foster care agencies.

If you want to become a foster parent to help children and babies, are committed to looking after children and young people, and have a willingness to learn new skills, then we would love to hear from you.

We recruit foster carers from all backgrounds, regardless of gender, age, sexuality, religion or marital status. We believe that a diverse foster care base allows us to provide the best possible care, to the equally diverse range of children in care.

We’ve got a few things you might want to look at. Contact us today if you want to know more about becoming a foster carer.

  • Children Need Foster Carers

    Could you be a foster carer?

  • It’s not all ice-cream

    You’ll need to provide children with a balanced diet, as health is crucial to success

  • Reading

    As a foster carer you’ll need to inspire children to read, as getting a good education gives a child a good start in life.

  • Inspire Creativity

    As well as nurturing academics, our foster carers need to develop our kids; creative sides. Whether this is drawing, painting or writing scary ghost stories, creativity helps our children to be the best that they can.

Would You Like More Information About Fostering?

If the answer if yes, download our short guide to fostering today

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