Can I foster in London and The East?

The first step is to check that you fulfil the basic general fostering requirements:

  • Are you at least 21 years old?
  • Do you have at least one spare bedroom in your home?
  • Are you a full-time resident of the UK, or do you have indefinite leave to remain?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to all three questions, you have fulfilled the initial criteria. We would now like to talk to you further about why you would like to become a foster carer, and ask you some more questions. Please complete our ‘start your fostering journey’ form on this page.

Where are we recruiting foster carers in London and the East of England?

We are recruiting foster carers across London and the East of England, however there is a particular demand for foster carers in the following areas: Brent, Enfield, Essex, Haringey, Harrow, Hertfordshire, Hounslow, Islington, Newham and Suffolk.

We would ideally like to hear from people who would like to care for children aged 5 years and over, sibling groups or children with complex needs.


Why foster with TACT?

Foster carers come to us for many reasons and 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.

At TACT we are more than just a fostering agency; as a charity we put our foster carers and the children they care for at the heart of everything that we do.

Choosing to become a foster carer is one of the most rewarding decisions you will ever make, and we will be by your side every step of the way making sure that you feel valued, encouraged and supported – that is why 98% of our foster carers would recommend fostering with TACT.

“Children thrive and make good progress from their starting points. This is because they share positive and trusting relationships with their foster carers. These positive relationships help children to feel safe and secure.” – Ofsted


Fostering in London and the East: read Kusi's blog here“Fostering has taught my sons how important it is to help others”

“After I split up with the mother of my two sons, with the boys dividing their time between our homes, I had more spare time which I could focus on another child. After I discussed the idea with my boys, I decided to become a foster carer and applied to TACT…”