Foster parents change lives


If you have got room in your home and a space in your heart you could make a life changing difference to a child by fostering. And it’s not all about changing their life, you’ll be changing yours in the process by helping someone and receiving up to £445 per week.


This website tells you what fostering is all about and how important it is to the life of a child. Please contact us, we have a simple process you can follow to become a Waltham Forest foster carer, register online or give us a call on 020 8496 3000 to find out more and start your application.

Fostering means you provide an alternative family home for children who cannot, for a variety of reasons, live with their own families. This care can be short or long term, and makes a real difference to a child’s life. Here are ten great reasons to become a Waltham Forest foster carer, as well as changing a child's life you will receive;

  1. Pay of up to £445 per week which includes your fee in recognition of your skills
  2. Up to 60 per cent off your Council Tax bill if you live in Waltham Forest or a payment toward your Council Tax if you live out of the Borough
  3. Discounted membership at any of our six leisure centres in Waltham Forest for you and your family
  4. Rewards - access to a lifestyle hub of Waltham Forest foster carer’s benefits. This gives you a variety of discounts off major brands
  5. Outstanding preparation and on-going training (Ofsted commended)
  6. A dedicated Social Worker and out of hours support
  7. A support group offering friendship and learning
  8. An allowance to help with setting up costs
  9. Fosternet – your very own web portal giving you access to information and training to help with your role
  10. Free membership with the Fostering Network - a national body for foster carers