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Fostering in Hounslow

Find out about the children needing fostering in Hounslow and neighbouring West London boroughs. If you live in Hounslow and are thinking of fostering, we would very much like to hear from you

Fostering in Hounslow

The children who need fostering in Hounslow

In Hounslow, we particularly need to recruit carers for

  • Sibling groups of younger children
  • Children age 9+ who need short term placements
  • Children age 9+ who need long term/ permanent placements
  • Teenagers who need to remain with foster carers until they reach independence
  • Children who have mild and moderate level learning difficulties
  • Children who have more complex disabilities
  • Parent and Child Placements ( Usually mother and child)

The need for more foster carers in Hounslow

We regularly review whether is sufficient foster carers in the areas where we operate to ensure that children can be placed close to their existing schools and friendship networks.  

In Hounslow, there is currently a short fall of available local foster placements for children of all ages.  

How our Hounslow foster carers and foster children are supported

 If you join our Hounslow fostering service, we will work to ensure that you and your foster child succeed by :

  • Consulting you fully  in the process of deciding whether or not a particular child will be a good "match" with you and your household
  • Working to obtain and share full information about each child needing a foster placement
  • Ensuring that you receive comprehensive induction training and a careful induction before you start fostering
  • Ensuring you receive high level support when you first start fostering, when you take a new child into placement and if/when some extra support is needed
  • Facilitating your contact with other local Hounslow and West London foster carers via access locally based foster carer practice meetings and foster carer training 
  • providing you with access to our telephone helpline - 24 hours per day- 7 days per week
  • arranging for you to have easy access to our in house clinical psychologist for advice about any special needs issues
  • Providing you with regular high level fostering payments- which include a Skills Level payment - alongside the maintenance element- to recognise and value your contribution
  • Providing extra funding to cover the additional costs of a child's access to play and leisure during the summer holidays
  • Providing access to respite and back up care when this is needed

Our  accreditation as a Tier 1  provider by Hounslow Borough Council

We are Tier 1 providers of foster placements for Hounslow Borough Council and the neighbouring London Boroughs that form the West London Alliance Consortium of Local Authorities.

 (The West London Consortium includes Barnett,Brent,  Ealing,  Hammersmith and Fulham, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Harrow, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster Borough Council areas).

 We are currently working closely with this consortium to ensure that there are sufficient foster carers in the West London area to meet the need for local placements. This is an important goal because local placement allows children to continue at existing schools, retain contact to friends and family and in the longer run it can facilitate arrangements for a child to return to their family where this is the right plan for the child .

if you think you might be able to help us achieve this important goal of ensuring there is a good foster home available locally for every Hounslow or West London child that needs one, we will be very pleased to hear from you.

    Start your journey

    Fill in the form below to request a call back with one of our friendly foster carer recruitment advisers or to be sent a fostering information pack. You can also give us a call on (01993) 706925 or if you need more information, see our page on considering fostering.

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