There is a shortage of foster carers in Lewisham, and the problem has been getting worse over the past few years.
As London’s fostering agency, GLF is committed to helping fill the shortfall of carers in the borough.
Our mission is to be able to offer the best possible home to every child that comes to care, but to do this we need more foster carers. Because if there aren’t enough foster carers available in Lewisham then children will be moved from the area, away from their friends, family and community.
Lewisham has a very diverse population, and this is mirrored in the children in care. That’s why carers are needed across all ethnicities.
Greater London Fostering are currently recruiting foster carers in these areas of Lewisham: Catford, Crystal Palace, Forest Hill, Bellingham, Crofton Park, Deptford, Forest Hill, Grove Park, Hither Green, Honor Oak Park, Ladywell, Lewisham, New Cross, Sydenham, and Deptford .