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The benefits of choosing Surrey

There are better outcomes for Looked After Children when they are placed with Surrey County Council foster carers. This is because they stay close to their communities.

All children first come into care via their local authority. We look for the family that best meets their needs and ensure that all our resources go into caring for them and their foster carers.

Unless it's unsafe, we always try to place the child close to family, friends and school.


What our foster carers like

  • Our buddying system.
  • Being part of a local and supportive fostering community.
  • The way we recruit other foster carers.
  • How they help us deliver training.
  • Assisting us in improving outcomes for Looked After Children.
  • That Surrey County Council is a 'Fostering Friendly Employer'.
  • Our social pedagogy philosophy.

Transferring to Surrey

Foster carers transferring to us often say our support is very good and encourage their fostering colleagues to transfer too.

Why not ring us and we will visit you in your home to chat with you about what it's like to foster with us? 

If you are interested in joining us, please contact us and read our transfer protocol below.

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