Who can foster?
There is no such thing as a typical foster carer.
If you live in nearby boroughs such as Barking and Dagenham, Brentwood, Thurrock or Redbridge you may still be able to foster a Havering child.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, sexuality, disability, background, marital or employment status.
- A spare room in your home
- You live in Havering or a surrounding borough
- Aged over 25 (there is no upper age limit)
- Time to give to a vulnerable child or young person
- You are in good health
- Be flexible and keep the child at the centre of your life
- You want to learn how to care for a child and to help them achieve their potential
Who can foster - The myths surrounding fostering
There are often many myths surrounding who can foster but to foster you can be:
- single or in a couple
- any sexuality
- have your own children or not have children
- be a home owner or live in a council, private or rented accommodation
- employed or unemployed
Criminal convictions and fostering
A conviction will not necessarily stop you from being accepted but will mean your application will be given careful consideration.
If you have a criminal record but would like to foster contact us using the details below and we can look into whether you are able to foster.