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Luton Borough Council

What is fostering?


Fostering provides a safe and nurturing place for a child, who is unable to live with their birth family. This could be overnight, a few weeks or months or for a number of years.

Why should I foster for Luton Council?

We are dedicated to protecting vulnerable children and making sure they are well looked after. We are here to serve the local community. Our established team has a strong sense of the town, understand its issues and have the local knowledge and contacts to help deliver a local resource.

We aim to deliver a first class service for the children and young people in our care and the foster carers who look after them. All our foster carers are represented by the Luton Foster Carers Association (LFCA).

What types of children need fostering?

The children will be local to Luton ranging from 0 to 17 years of age and from diverse backgrounds and cultures. We need foster carers from those backgrounds and cultures, able to meet the needs of the children in care.

These children might need a foster placement due to a family breakdown, crisis or as victims of neglect or abuse. All children need safe, loving homes.

We particularly need foster carers able to support:

  • sibling groups
  • long-term placements
  • teenagers
  • children with specific individual needs

Foster carers are able to express a preferred age range, to consider fostering options that meets their skills and family needs. The assessment stage allows us to look at your ability to meet the needs of your preferred age range. We aim to match all placements of children with trained foster carers.

Contact us

If you have a query about fostering and would like to learn more, please contact us between:

  • 9am and 5.30pm, Monday to Thursday
  • 9am to 4.30pm Friday

Fostering team
E: [email protected]
T: 01582 547633

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