Fostering – Transform lives and support Foster Care Fortnight 2017

Published: Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Havering Council currently have over 250 children in care, but not enough local residents are able provide them with a home.

The shortage of Havering foster carers reduces the choices available for children and young people in care; we urgently need to recruit new foster carers, especially for older children and sibling groups.

Havering Council will be taking part in the Fostering Network’s annual national awareness and recruitment campaign, Foster Care Fortnight 2017. The campaign will take place from Monday 8 May to Sunday 21 May, and our fostering team will be actively recruiting in the community. 

Alison, an experienced Havering foster carer shared,

“Foster carers provide new experiences for children in care, and it doesn’t only transform the lives of foster children but transforms the lives of the foster carers”.

Tim Aldridge, Director of Children’s Services, said,

“Potential foster carers only need a spare bedroom, a commitment and desire to care for children or a young person who needs a loving and stable home. In return the council offers full training, continued learning and development plus financial rewards to support both yourself and a foster child.  All foster carers receive a dedicated Supervising Social Worker who is able provide advice, guidance and support at every stage of the fostering process.” 

Havering Council encourages any person regardless of sex, ethnicity, religion who has the time, space, energy and love, to take that first step and find out how fostering transforms lives. Full details at or call the fostering team today on 01708 434 574.