Fostering Together - caring people need care too


Are you as passionate about helping children and young people as we are? Bexley has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for the second time in a row. If you are considering fostering or would like to transfer, why not join our Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ service?

We understand that fostering can be both challenging and rewarding. We have developed ‘Fostering Together’ to ensure our foster carers receive the support they deserve to help our children in their care.

Fostering Together

Fostering Together provides children, young people, foster carers and their families, with a caring and resilient fostering community, where supportive relationships can be built through extended family networks.

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Who’s involved?

Each Fostering Together community is made up of approximately 6-8 fostering families who are viewed as extended members of the Core Carers home.

The Core Carer is an experienced foster carer who leads the community, offering foster families, peer support, guidance, knowledge, and experience; alongside, social activities and sleepovers. Helping to strengthen relationships and empower families to support each other.

If you work and are worried about how fostering could fit into your life Fostering Together is the ideal for you.

Our foster carers have told us that there are lots of benefits of belonging to a Fostering Together community.


Benefits for the children and young people

  • improved stability - no need to keep moving home
  • the extended family environment creates a sense of normality and belonging
  • it prevents children being placed in residential homes

Benefits for foster carers

  • a network of strong relationship that offer support
  • improved experience of peer support
  • support for foster carers and children through        
    crisis and difficult times
  • improved confidence and foster carers wellbeing

Hear the voice of the carers involved

What I have come to realise in my time fostering with Bexley, is that there’s nothing quite like talking to other foster carers and having that support from each other".

Holly, New Core Carer

Fostering Together means that no carer is alone, we are there to help each other, we are there for each other, anytime, no matter the situation".

Amara, New Core Carer

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I have seen a difference since being a part of Fostering Together. I have seen a difference in the children, because as time goes on, they learn to trust me and I get to see how they are really feeling".

Tracy, Core Carer

Be a supporting foster carer by joining the Fostering Together community

With increased support available to them, the general well-being of children and young people in care improves.

Supporting foster carers significantly contributes to the development of support systems for foster children and their families. You would be making an invaluable contribution to foster carers and the children under their care if you chose to become a supporting foster carer for Bexley.

We provide our supporting foster carers with extensive training and development opportunities, helping them to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to have a positive influence on a child’s life.

It’s also an opportunity to evaluate if you might consider working as a full-time foster carer in the future.

Join our Fostering Together community

By joining our Fostering Together campaign, you become part of a supportive community that uplifts and nurtures every child. Together, we can build a brighter future.

Ready to make a lasting impact? Contact Fostering today to learn more about becoming a Fostering Together Foster Carer

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Fostering Together

Together, let’s foster a better future.

Want to find out more?

  • talk to a friendly member of our team - 020 3045 4400 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)