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People from all different backgrounds, religions and lifestyles can become a foster carer. However, there are some basic requirements that all foster carers must have.

To foster with Islington, you must:

  • have a spare bedroom, if you want to foster children over two years old
  • be able to take children to and from school, to health appointments and to meet their family
  • be in good health
  • be able to speak, read and write English
  • be there for a child whenever they need you

There are many myths around fostering that may put people off coming forward such as you must own your own home or need to be married which are not true. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions to help you avoid some of these myths.