Why foster with Enfield Council

A family with three children

If you’re interested in fostering, we’d love to hear from you. We will guide you through all stages of the process, offering encouragement and support.

We need people in good health, who are energetic and have patience, understanding, and resilience. We welcome enquiries from anyone over 21, who is a UK resident and has no criminal convictions against children. This includes single people and unmarried couples in long-term relationships.

When you foster with us you will of course receive the necessary allowances to care for the children you foster. We will also provide ongoing support through your dedicated supervising social worker who will meet with you regularly and also stay in telephone and email contact with you.

You will also have access to a range of benefits to enhance your fostering experience alongside the requisite foster caring training you need. The children you foster may have had some difficult experiences and require your understanding and support. The training you receive can help you do that.

A great way to discover what it means to become a foster carer and to learn more is to book a one-to-one session with one of our foster carers. Get in touch if you want us to arrange this.

For more information, email the team or contact them on 0800 038 1313 or 020 8379 2831. You can also fill in our online enquiry form or quick enquiry fields found on the right hand side of our pages. Please be assured that when you contact Enfield Council direct and pass on any personal information to us your details will remain private and secure in accordance with the council’s privacy notice.