In 2017 the department for education announced that there were 53,420 children living in care across England and Wales. At LiKa we realise that we cannot change these figures. However, we can make sure that the children we care for live with thoughtful, enthusiastic and loving foster carers. This is why we need your help.

LiKa is a new and growing foster agency based in Croydon, South London. LiKa recruits foster carers for children in local authority care and supports foster carers to develop their skills and knowledge to care appropriately for these children.

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At LiKa Family Fostering we firmly believe every child in care deserves an outstanding foster carer.
We also believe that every carer deserves an outstanding supervising social worker.

LiKa Mission Statement

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There are two essential elements at the heart of the care we offer at LiKa; our foster carers, who care for their foster children, and our supervisors, who care for our foster carers.

After working for decades in fostering services we decided to set up because we were constantly frustrated that fostering families only received therapeutic support and training if there were major issues. This meant that in some instances support came too late to help a foster family manage challenges. As a consequence many talented carers felt unsupported and burnt out.

We decided that we would dedicate ourselves to changing this narrative. We set up an independent agency that fully supports its carers throughout their fostering journey. We provide specialist training that enables our carers to become skilled professionals, using therapeutic fostering methods to create positive change in children’s lives. We want out carers to succeed so that our young people can too.

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“Foster carers have high praise for the leaders of the fostering service. A foster carer told the inspector, ‘The team are very  positive, reassuring, enthusiastic and passionate, with lots of energy. They want to train us to be the best foster carers we can be.”

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Why Foster with LiKa?

We make a promise that if you join our team you will always feel listened to, you will receive creative and interactive training, you Will be fully supported throughout the fostering journey and you will always have a say in matching placements.

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Unrivaled Supervision & Support

It’s all in the name, ‘Super – Vision.‘ At LiKa, we believe it’s the support we provide that will make all the difference to you. We invest in your supervision processes. Your supervising social worker will spend much more time working closely alongside you than in more conventional agencies. Our passionate team is on hand 24 hrs a day, seven days a week.

Careful Matching Process

We want all children and young people to feel that they belong in their foster family. We carefully match our foster families personalities, characteristics and house rules to reflect those of the young person. If a young person can feel a genuine connection they are more likely to build a trusting relationship with their carers. This will be the platform that helps them feel secure and encourages them to grow and develop.

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Careful Matching Process

We want all children and young people to feel that they belong in their foster family. We carefully match our foster families personalities, characteristics and house rules to reflect those of the young person. If a young person can feel a genuine connection they are more likely to build a trusting relationship with their carers. This will be the platform that helps them feel secure and encourages them to grow and develop.

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Weekly Allowance of up to £500

Everyone has bills to pay! LiKa does not expect you to be out of pocket, so our weekly allowance of up to £500 for each child placed with you is designed to do give you the financial security you need to allow you to focus on the young person in your care.

Ongoing Training

Research has proved that specialist training for foster carers creates positive change in the lives of the young people in care. Our promise to you is that you will be offered the skills and knowledge to be the best foster carers that you can be. Our training is shaped around you and giving you whatever skills you need to build a successful little human.

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Ongoing Training

Research has proved that specialist training for foster carers creates positive change in the lives of the young people in care. Our promise to you is that you will be offered the skills and knowledge to be the best foster carers that you can be. Our training is shaped around you and giving you whatever skills you need to build a successful little human.

We’re here to answer any questions

No such thing as a silly question!

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Talk to a member of our team, arrange a call back

Arrange a time for one of our skilled and dedicated social care team to call you for a chat about all things fostering.

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Still more questions?
Check out our FAQ’s section

If you would prefer a bit more research before calling then check our our frequently asked questions section.

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Take our Quiz
to see if your eligible

Find out if you have what is needed to be a foster family with 6 easy questions!

Or call us directly

Tel: 020 8667 2111

Contact us today!

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We do not share your details outside of LiKa Family Fostering,
we only contact you in respect of your Fostering journey.

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