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Why choose Merton?

  • Why Merton?

Merton Fostering has decades of experience in finding and supporting foster carers to look after the children in Merton and was recently rated 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features by Ofsted. If you are considering becoming a foster carer, it is important to know whom you are working with to ensure you get the very best experience of this rewarding career.

5 good reasons why Merton Fostering could be the right choice for you:

1. Be first in the queue

The first port of call for children who need fostering in Merton is Merton Fostering. Only children that we cannot find homes for with our own carers are placed with other agencies. Our foster carers therefore are given priority when we need to find a placement for a Merton child.

2. Work with local children and the local community

Merton foster carers usually offer placements to local children.  Merton is a small borough and this means you will get to know the social workers and other members of staff from Merton Council really well. You will build up expertise and contacts that will help you to work with any of the local children you look after in your career as a foster carer with Merton.

3. Do it for the right reasons

Unlike some fostering agencies, being part of a local authority, we do not work to make a profit. Our sole priority is ensuring the best outcomes for the children in our care.

4. Be the best in the field

Because of our experience, we have very high standards. Our training and guidance is second to none. So, you can be assured that if you become an approved foster carer for Merton, you will be amongst some of the best foster carers available.

5. Get the best support

We have two teams of social workers. The first specialises in the assessment of new carers. These social workers will guide you through the approval process from start to finish and ensure that when you are ready for your first placement you are well-prepared.

The second team of social workers specialise in supporting you through your fostering career. They have years of experience of helping foster carers with all manner of children and circumstances. Also, it is important to remember, unlike some agencies, not only do we offer 24-hour support but also this support is from a social worker who specialises in fostering.

Please explore our website and discover that improving the lives of Merton's children in care underpins all that we do. Join us and make a real difference to the lives of children in your area.