We are looking for people in the Greater London area who are interested in developing a career in foster care. By contacting us, you will quickly be assured of the best in training and professional development.
We welcome applicants regardless of their ethnicity, religion or cultural background, sexual orientation or relationship status. You must have a spare room, be over 21 years of age and be a permanent resident in the UK. Above all, you must have the energy, commitment and passion to help a child or young person make a success of their lives.
Open your heart and open your home in London!
There are many local authorities in Greater London and Rainbow Fostering work closely with them to make placements for children and young people. We are one of the leading private fostering agencies and strive to offer the best in fostering services. London is the most culturally and ethnically diverse part of the country: this is well illustrated by a survey from 2005 which found that, even then, there were more than 300 languages spoken in Greater London. This means that we are particularly keen to receive applications to foster from people from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Accepting a foster child into your home has many challenges and many rewards. At Rainbow Fostering, we make sure we provide plenty of support and training so that the fostering experience is a positive one.
Fostering children means supporting their education
It is important that foster carers support the children/young people in their care throughout their education. When youngsters come from chaotic backgrounds, which is often the case, they have usually fallen behind with their school work.
Continuity in education is important, so foster children and young people, where it is possible, remain in their school to keep disruption to a minimum.
Successful placements are stable placements: this is aided where young people can remain in contact with their friends, and teachers at school.
Great days out are essential
Foster children have often missed out on all the things most children take for granted. So a trip out can really make a child feel part of a family. And it can really assist them with their school work. Fun and Fostering should go together – at Rainbow Fostering we can provide financial support for trips out – and we like nothing better than to hear about a special day out our foster children have enjoyed.
There is simply so much to do and see in our capital city which has world famous attractions and landmarks: here are just a few suggestions from the top 10 visits in London well worth considering – British Museum, National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Tate Modern, London Eye, Science Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Tower of London, Royal Museums Greenwich and that eternal favourite Madame Tussauds.