Fostering: how it works

An introduction to how fostering works and how you can change a Kingston teenager’s life – and yours! Read more about Fostering: how it works »

Who can be a foster carer?

Foster carers come from all backgrounds and all walks of life. Read more about Who can be a foster carer? »

What foster carers do

There’s much more to fostering than having a child to stay overnight or setting an extra place at the table. Read more about What foster carers do »

Types of fostering

There are many different types of fostering, from emergency and short breaks to long term. Read more about Types of fostering »

The fostering approval process

Find out more about the six stages of the fostering approval process. Read more about The fostering approval process »

Support, training and payments

Information on the support, training and the varying payments you can receive for for fostering. Read more about Support, training and payments »

Innovation mentors

We can help you become an innovation mentor. You'll have the skills to support children and young people with the most severe emotional or behavioural problems. Read more about Innovation mentors »

Did you know?

In 2015 Achieving for Children received £1.1 million in funding from the Department of Education to support fostering in the borough.  The funds will be used to develop a new approach to supporting adolescents in, and on the edge of, care across Richmond and Kingston. You'll see new specialist fostering placements, a children’s home and a family intervention team.

Foster children and their carers enjoy festive party

5th January 2015 - AfC, in collaboration with Children in Care Councils from both Kingston and Richmond, hosted the first Christmas party for children and young people in care and their foster families and carers.

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