London Borough of Barnet

Fostering

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Join our Barnet family

Can you give a child a future?

Are you thinking about becoming a foster carer? Like any child, foster children need love, security and a warm, stable home environment so that they can thrive.  We are looking for local foster carers who can provide this for our looked after children until they are able to return to their families, on to a new permanent family or live independently.

Take that first step and help us change the lives of children within our local community.

Come along to one of our no obligation events to find out about fostering. You can meet some of our wonderful foster carers and find out how we will support you if you decide to join our Barnet foster family. 

You can come to a fostering enquirers’ drop in and talk informally with the group of foster carers who run these.  Upcoming events are:

  • Saturday 20 September, 11-12:30pm
  • Wednesday 15 October, 6.30 – 8pm

You can book for a one-to-one information session with one of our foster carers.  Phone 0208 359 6274 to book your space.   Times in September are:

  • Wednesday 10 September, 4-6pm and
  • Friday 26 September, 10am-12noon.

You can come to an open evening about fostering, where a presentation will be given by foster carers, young people who have been in foster care, and staff, with lots of space for informal discussion.   The next one is on: 

  • 24 September, 6:30 – 8:30pm at St Paul’s Church Hall, Finchley

Alternatively, you can talk to a foster carer on 07856 208 850 or a member of staff on 020 8359 6274 or email fostering@barnet.gov.uk

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 'Barnet Council provides good support, training and allowances. They treat you as a fellow professional and not just as a babysitter.'
Carole, fostered more than 90 children over 22 years

'Being a foster carer is very rewarding. I feel useful to the community and society.'
John, Barnet foster carer for 19 years

 'I owe much of my life and the origins of my values to my beloved foster family, in particular to my wonderful foster carer, who brought me up with much love and care. She and her family welcomed me from the start.'
Mansoor, foster care leaver

Find out more by reading about our Barnet foster carers experiences.