Become a Foster Carer in Waltham Forest

Child Focus Fostering Agency

Child Focus Fostering Agency

  • 2-4, Balmoral Road
    E10 5ND
  • 0208 518 7896
Sunbeam Fostering Agency - East London

Sunbeam Fostering Agency - East London

  • 14, Prospect Hill
    E17 3EL
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The Waltham Forest is a borough in northeast London, England. Its population was 276,983 in 2019 and is to be increased in 2022. It borders five other London boroughs: 

  • Enfield to the north-west, 
  • Haringey to the west, 
  • Hackney to the southwest, 
  • Newham to the south-east
  • Redbridge to the east,
  • non-metropolitan county of Essex to the north.

The borough was formed in 1965 by merging various municipal boroughs of Walthamstow, Leyton and Chingford. It got its name from Waltham Forest – an institution which managed deer in southwest Essex.

The River Lea lies to the west, where its associated marshes and parkland form a green corridor along the reservoir-lined reaches, separating north and east London. It is the historical border between Middlesex and Essex.

Waltham Forest was the host of the London Olympics in 2012. The Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre and part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park provided an ongoing legacy in the UK and London.

What is foster care?

Temporary custody or guardianship for children whose parents have died or cannot care for them. Check out the agencies listed for foster care in Waltham Forest or foster care in other regions.

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