London Borough of Barnet


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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.

You can download a copy of our Information Booklet or...

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 one of our information evenings which provide a broad introduction to fostering and include a presentation from a member of our fostering team, talks from foster carers and care leavers and lots of time for informal discussion. The next information evening is on:  

  • Wednesday 25 February, 6:30-8:30pm, St John's Parish Centre (situated at the rear of St John's Church, Friern Barnet Road, N11 3EQ  

You can book for a one-to-one information session with one of our foster carers.  Phone 020 8359 6274 to book your space. The next sessions are on:

  • Wednesday 11 March, 10am-12pm, Barnet House, 1255 High Road, Whetstone, N20 0EJ
  • Thursday 26 March, 12-2pm, Barnet House, 1255 High Road, Whetstone, N20 0EJ
  • Wednesday 8 April, 10am-12pm, Barnet House, 1255 High Road, Whetstone, N20 0EJ

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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.