Can I foster in London and The South 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 South East?

We are recruiting foster carers all across London and the South East. We are particularly looking for carers in the following areas: Kent, Bromley, Croydon, Lewisham, Southwark and Sutton.

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 benefit from successful and stable foster placements. Their welfare is safeguarded and promoted. As a result, children thrive in secure placements, enjoying relationships that are loving and nurturing.” – Ofsted


Natalie & Terri take up fostering in London“Establishing relationships with the children has been an incredible journey.”

“Over the years we had many conversations about having a family, and it always seemed to come back to fostering. We just didn’t feel particularly passionate about having our own children, but we were very motivated by the idea of giving a home to children who end up in the care system, and we felt it would be especially great if we could help prevent siblings being separated