Your sexuality, marital status, age, religion, disability and whether you own a home don't determine your ability to become a foster carer.

We also consider applications from people who are working, but you'll need to have some flexibility to meet all the needs of any child in your care.

Basic criteria

To become a Lambeth foster carer, there are only a few basic criteria you must meet:

  • be over 21 years old
  • have a spare bedroom
  • be a full-time resident in the UK or have indefinite leave to remain
  • have good spoken and written English.
We need foster carers from all walks of life to reflect our diverse population. Emma explains the criteria for becoming a foster carer.
We need foster carers from all walks of life to reflect our diverse population. Emma explains the criteria for becoming a foster carer.
If you have a spare bedroom and you’re 21 or older, you can become a foster carer, but what qualities do we look for? Emma explains
If you have a spare bedroom and you’re 21 or older, you can become a foster carer, but what qualities do we look for? Emma explains
We'd love to talk

Contact us today for an informal chat and more information:

Call: 020 7926 8710

Or email us

What makes Lambeth special
What makes Lambeth special?

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Foster carers Jim and Kay
What makes a great foster carer?

Our amazing foster carers describe the skills and qualities they think you need to do a great job.