Coronavirus (Covid-19) fostering update

We’re still here to support your fostering journey.

The coronavirus pandemic is causing widespread disruption throughout the country, and the world. Many of us are self-isolating, working from home, or supporting others who might be doing so.

The situation is constantly changing, please continue to visit our site for regular updates.

If you’re thinking about fostering

The fostering team are here to support and answer any queries, please contact us to discuss anything further. The need for foster carers is now more than ever over the forthcoming months as more and more children and their families become affected by coronavirus.

Regrettably due to the current Government instruction to isolate we have had to suspend our weekly drop in sessions and our information evenings, please keep an eye on our site for further updates.

We’ve taken these steps to ensure we can continue to support your fostering journey, whilst ensuring we as a community keep safe.

  • Our team is working remotely and in safe environments taking calls meaning they are still on hand to answer any questions and queries you may have over the phone.
  • We have lots of information that we can email to you.
  • We can meet you ‘online’ through video chat if you prefer.

We welcome applicants from all walks of life, please drop us an email on fosteringduty@lambeth.gov.uk or call us on 020 7926 8710.

Guidance for current foster carers

Useful links

View a video presentation on health of looked after children during Covid-19. This video is presented by Dr Anna Battersby - Interim named doctor for Looked After Children and Dr Rush Wickramasinghe – Medical Advisor for adoption and fostering. Guidance changes daily and any recipients of this example of local practice should ensure they are aware of any updates and modify messages accordingly by following the latest government advice.

View our young people's guide to Covid-19.