Why choose Lika?

Find out what makes Lika the
right foster care agency for you.

Why choose Lika?

Find out what makes Lika the
right foster care agency for you.

why choose lika

The foster care agency you choose deeply affects your fostering experience. Lika is a boutique, independent, foster care agency operating across London.

We take therapeutic approach to care and match our carers and young people carefully, as we know a good match delivers the best possible result for both young person and carer.

We want every foster carer, and every foster child, to have an outstanding experience

As a Lika foster carer you’ll receive extensive training and resources, tailored to your individual care situation. Support from our team of experienced professionals, including social workers, therapists and other foster carers, is available 24/7.

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A Therapeutic Approach
to Foster Care

Understanding what influences the way a young person in foster care acts and thinks, and responding with the right techniques, can help them develop positive new behaviours, attitudes and patterns.

At Lika, we apply this therapeutic approach to every single decision we make. We know it works, because we see our foster carers transforming young lives with it every single day.

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  • We have a culture of openness, transparency and kindness.
  • Every carer and child receives specially tailored support and training.
  • Carers are able to find their own preferred style of working.
  • A thoughtful matching process.
  • Excellent follow-up and feedback.
  • Proven record of creating transformational change.

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What our carers say

“They care. They prioritise the needs of the child and consider the options to best support the child during any issues or concerns the child has. In addition, they ensure they fully support the carer to ensure the best outcomes for all concerned.”

FEEDBACK SURVEY 2020

Training our
Foster Carers

Training our
Foster Carers

You don’t need any particular qualifications to become a foster carer. Lika provides frequent, fun, reflective foster care training, to help you become the best foster carer you can be.

foster carer training
  • Thorough initial training covers all the essential foster care skills.
  • Regular training days specific to skills you need to develop.
  • Ongoing training in systemic principles and therapeutic foster care.
  • Specialist training tailored to your individual care situation.
  • A library of helpful resources, guides and handbooks.
  • Online training you can do from home.

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What Ofsted says

“Foster carers receive expert support and training to enable them to sensitively communicate with children and explore their emotional well-being… Children benefit significantly from the attention paid by the fostering agency to their emotional and therapeutic well-being.”

OFSTED REPORT 2019

supporting foster carers

Supporting our
Foster Carers

When you’re a Lika foster carer, support from our team of experienced professionals — including social workers, therapists and our family of foster carers — is available 24/7.

  • Professional help and advice at any time on our 24-hour support hotline.
  • Newly approved carers can receive weekly reflective supervision with their social worker if requested.
  • Monthly foster carer’s support meetings. Led and chaired by foster carers.
  • Mentor Support Scheme – where you’re partnered up with a more experienced foster carer.
  • Direct work sessions and life coaching available for foster children, birth children and foster carer.
  • Free training for your support network
  • Support Worker available to aid with placements.
  • Therapeutic sessions available with Systemic Psychotherapists.
  • Educational specialist consultations offering individual advice and guidance.

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supporting foster carers

Next Steps

If you’re keen to become a Lika foster carer, you can read more about our approach or find out about transferring to Lika.
If you have questions or you’re ready to get in touch, choose an option below.

Next Steps

If you’re keen to become a Lika foster carer, you can read more about our approach or find out about transferring to Lika. If you have questions or you’re ready to get in touch, choose an option below