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Fostering in London & East England

Five Rivers Child Care is a leading local foster agency serving London and East of England, recruiting foster carers who are committed to turning children’s lives around.

Your local foster care agency in London & East England

The Five Rivers fostering team in London and the East were rated 'GOOD' by Ofsted in 2018.

Each year, thousands of foster carers are needed across the UK to provide a safe and stable environment for children, young people and families. Five Rivers Child Care has been established since 2001, providing foster care services across London and the East of England.

We’re an experienced foster agency with a passionate team of staff based in the local London and East area who are committed to ensuring foster carers are recruited, supported, developed and rewarded for the crucial role they take on when they become a foster carer. Our dedicated team work with new and experienced foster carers to meet a range of needs for children, young people and families.

As a foster agency we’re here to help and support you every step of the way, be it through the fostering application process, the first night’s stay, to ongoing support and training.

Because of the range of needs presented by children, young people and families, foster carers can be assessed and approved to undertake some, or all, of the fostering roles below.

  • Long-term care
  • Short-term care
  • Parent and child care and/or assessment
  • Respite fostering care

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Recruiting foster carers in London & East England

With a growing number of children, young people and families needing the support of foster carers, we need your help now more than ever to provide foster care services across the following areas.

  • Greater London
  • Essex
  • Havering
  • Kent
  • Surrey
  • Thurrock
  • And surrounding areas

If you’re interested in becoming a foster carer, or you’re looking to switch from your current foster agency, why not book a call with our friendly carer enquiries team to find out more?

Pay, Benefits & Support for Foster Carers

Foster carers in London and the East of England receive an excellent remuneration package with the following added benefits and support from your local fostering team.

  • Excellent remuneration
  • Paid breaks of up to fourteen days a year
  • Overnight breaks
  • Specialist foster carer training
  • 24/7 support from qualified staff & experienced staff
  • Support groups for foster parents
  • Activities for both foster children & carers own children
  • Holiday & recreational activities with other foster carers
  • Support with educational issues
  • Clinical child psychologist support

Ready to become a foster carer?

Enquiring to become a foster carer is the first step in making a life-changing difference for vulnerable children, young people and families in London and the East of England. With help and support available every step of the way, our experienced fostering team is on hand to guide you through the application process, and support you throughout your future as a foster carer.

We need to recruit foster carers in Greater London, Brentwood, Canterbury, Chatham, Chelmsford, Dartford, Essex, Godalming, Guildford, Harlow, Havering, Kent, Maidstone, Reigate, Sevenoaks, Surrey, Swale, Thurrock, Tunbridge Wells, West London, Woking, and the surrounding areas, in both urban and rural areas to ensure we provide local foster placements to those who need them.

Our London and East fostering team is based in Romford, however our staff work from their homes to ensure they’re able to provide local support to foster carers across London and the East of England.

If you’re interested in fostering with Five Rivers Child Care to provide a foster home to transform the life of a child, young person or family in your local area, you can find out more about becoming a foster carer or check out our FAQs page.

Are you ready to become a foster carer? Book a call with our carer enquiries team to find out more.

What do our foster carers have to say?

We’re committed to the care you receive as a foster carer.

Our fostering team in London and East England encourage open and honest communication between our team and foster carers, to ensure we continue to meet your needs and support you. Hear what other local foster carers have to say about fostering with Five Rivers Child Care.

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