Information on the process of fostering




Becoming a foster parent means you'll be able to support, love and care for a child in care, in all aspects of their life, whilst also providing them with a safe, stable and nurturing environment that they can call home.

It's a very rewarding and life changing role but we also understand that it can be difficult and new foster parents can have lots of questions. That's why we, the Barking and Dagenham foster team, are here to help.

We'll provide you with all the training and guidance you need, pay generous fees and support you every step of the way.

It doesn't matter what sexuality you are, if you're disabled or if you're single, in a relationship or married, we'd love to hear from people from all backgrounds and cultures who are ready to start their fostering journey.

If you can provide a child with a loving home, you'll receive up to £712.50 a week, plus free leisure centre access and much more.

Fostering statement of purpose (PDF, 525KB)

Become a foster carer