Fostering in London & The South
Every year, TACT receive referrals for children in London and the South of England who can’t be looked after by their own family. This could be because of illness or family breakdown or because they have experienced some form of neglect. TACT are recruiting foster carers from across London and the South to provide care and support to these children. If you’ve got a spare room, a caring nature and energy to provide a child with a happy home, we believe you could become an amazing foster carer!
Who are the children we need carers for in London and the South?
We particularly want to hear from prospective carers in Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Kent, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Surrey, Sutton, Southampton and Southwark.
We would ideally like to hear from people who would like to care for children aged five years and over, sibling groups or children with complex needs.
TACT works with all of the Local Authorities across London and The South and are a Tier 1 provider for many of them. There are a number of contracts across London, with some Local Authorities joining together, but the majority still have individual contracts working with a small number of agencies.
Why foster with TACT?
We have recently received feedback from our 2017 Ofsted Inspection and are delighted to announce that TACT South London have achieved a Good rating from Ofsted. It is extremely pleasing to be acknowledged as offering an exceptionally high quality service to our foster carers and children and young people. To read our recent Ofsted report, click here.
At TACT we are more than just a fostering agency, as a charity we put children at the heart of everything that we do and all of our surplus income goes back into services for our carers and the children that they look after.
Foster carers come to us for many reasons, they stay with us – because we help them do the most rewarding job in the world. Together we transform the lives of children and young people, giving them the chance to lead happy, loving, fulfilled lives.
As a TACT foster carer you will benefit from:
- We are the UK’s largest fostering and adoption charity. This means that all our surplus income is reinvested into carers and our young people.
- 24/7 support ensuring that whatever you face as a foster carer you are never alone
- A competitive professional fee, worked out depending on the detail of each placement
- An excellent training package, tailored to your needs and those of the children placed with you
- Regular meetings and support groups, giving you the chance to meet other foster carers and share experience
- Dedicated events for the children in your care, giving them the chance to meet other fostered children
What’s it like to be a foster carer?
It’s not easy, but it can be the most rewarding job in the world. To read some of our carer’s stories and experiences, click here.
TACT Foster Carers Rose and Bill, from Essex, discuss their experiences of fostering with TACT below:
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Although our office is based in Lewisham, we have staff based in all areas of London and the South so you can rest assured knowing that wherever you are, we have highly skilled staff ready to support you through your fostering journey. Find out more in our Statement of Purpose.