Futures For Children
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Become a Foster Carer 



Are you looking to make a difference in a child's life? Become a foster carer in Croydon with Futures For Children. 

Futures For Children is an Independent Fostering Agency which began with two Social Workers, both of whom had been Foster Carers, who decided to offer a better service than other Independent Agencies and Local Authorities were providing. 

Futures for Children is part of the Futures Group and was established in 1999. Our Croydon office is based in Southbridge Place in Croydon but we also offer support to Foster Carers and Looked After Children in the following areas:








Tunbridge Wells



Isle of Grain


North London

East London



Woolwich Stratford
Tower Hamlets 

What We Provide...

We provide fostering placements for children and young people who will have experienced trauma in their lives, either through neglect, physical injury, emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse. We acknowledge that these young people are often overwhelmed by these events and are unable to find appropriate ways of dealing with them, which will inevitably present a wide range of behaviours.

Finding Solutions...

At Futures for Children we acknowledge that, along with these more challenging behaviours, every young person will also have acquired many skills and strengths which have enabled them to survive their experiences thus far. Whilst we do not believe that it is the child’s responsibility to solve the problem, it is our aim to assist them in building on these strengths and skills to find acceptable solutions to their own particular circumstances.

Skills and Training...

If you decide to become a foster carer for us we will aim to equip you with the appropriate skills and training to work with the child in such a way that it facilitates joint growth and solutions which will eventually enable young people to return home successfully, move on to a more permanent placement, or achieve independent living; whichever is in accordance with their Care Plan.

Who Needs Fostering In Croydon?

Every child in care has a different past, but they all need a caring adult to help them change their future.
Fostering a child or young person is a unique and truly wonderful experience. You could provide the joy of new experiences to a child, a child who may never have done even the simplest of things, such as going to the beach. 

There are many reasons why a child or young person might come into care. Whether it be illness within the family, a family breakdown, drug or alcohol abuse in the home, or sadly due to physical, emotional or physical abuse and neglect. 

It is this reason that children and young people in care sometimes present challenging behaviour. However, you will receive free comprehensive and professional training and 24/7 support from our team of experienced Social Workers, so you will never have to face anything alone. With your care and guidance, these children will receive a second chance in life.

Why Foster With Us?

  •  Built By Experts: Futures for Children was built by Foster Carers, Social Workers and Parents, so we know fostering best. Our professional team will be there to guide you through every step of your fostering journey.
  • ​Generous Respite: All our Foster Carers receive a generous amount of paid respite each year.
  • ​Substantial Pay And Allowances: Our Foster Carers are rewarded for the amazing work they do with pay and allowances that exceed guidelines.
  • ​Excellent Training: You will have access to professional, free, fully comprehensive Foster Carer training, so you will feel confident enough to tackle any challenge.
  • ​ 24/7 Professional Support: You will receive 24/7, around the clock, support and advice from our team of expert Social Workers, so you never have to face anything alone. 

Who Can Foster In Croydon? 

We have a fantastic team of Foster Carers in Croydon who are supported by our local team based at our Maidstone and Croydon offices. 

Our Foster Carers in Croydon are a group of fabulously varied people, there is no ‘perfect’ person we look for. There are many misconceptions around becoming a Foster Carer. The truth is, you can foster a child or young person whether you're married or single, no matter your race, religion, gender or sexuality. Whether you are a homeowner or renting, have children of your own or no experience at all! 

The only thing you need to be considered to start your fostering journey is, to be over the age of 25, have a spare bedroom and the space in your heart to love a foster child. Most children in care lack the positive family experience that most of their peers would have, but all it takes is one person, a person like you, to make a difference.

Start your fostering journey with us today.

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Call: 01622 760 600

Ready to change a young persons life?

* All our carers are paid above the Fostering Network Payment Guidelines.
(made to each fostering household with a placement).
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