Fostering in Lewisham
There are many children and young people in Lewisham that really need urgent care and guidance because they cannot be looked after by their own families. There are a variety of reasons for this. It could be that there is a degree of internal conflict within the family home, and that children need to be temporarily removed while that conflict is resolved. It could also be due to an illness, meaning that parents or guardians are physically unable to meet the needs of their children. Unfortunately, it could also be because of abuse or neglect. TACT are recruiting foster carers in Lewisham to provide a safe and caring home to these children. We work closely with Lewisham children’s services to ensure that children are matched to our team of foster carers.
You don’t need any previous experience to start fostering in Lewisham, as full training will be provided. To start the application process, you just need at least one spare bedroom in your home, a caring and nurturing character – and lots of energy to provide a child with a secure and loving home. If this sounds like something that you could do, you could join our Lewisham Fostering Team!
Why foster in Lewisham with TACT?
TACT is the UK’s largest dedicated fostering charity – enabling us to provide care for children on a national level. We reinvest any surplus income into providing more support and training for foster carers interested in fostering.
As one of the leading fostering agencies in Lewisham, TACT work closely with Lewisham Council in order to help find foster homes for children and young people in the local area. To do this, we provide our foster carers with training and support that is local to them – to enable them to change young people’s lives. As a charity, we reinvest all our surplus income into providing additional support over and above what is required of a fostering agency. For example, we offer a dedicated education service, health service and an online foster carer portal.
We’re more than just a fostering agency – we go above and beyond to look after our foster carers and the children they provide care for. Our TACT Connect service ensures that when children leave the care system, they have TACT’s support for life.
This is why 98% of our carers would recommend us to others thinking of fostering.
“TACT really stood out for me when I was looking for a fostering agency. Their commitment to care for both the foster carer and the child was head and shoulders above anyone else.”
– Foster Carer (South East London)