Croydon is a large city in South London, England. It is one of Greater London's most prominent shopping districts and nightlife economy.
It was initially part of Wallington Hundred in the historic district of Surrey. During the Norman conquest of England, Croydon had a church, a factory, and about 365 inhabitants, per the Domesday Book of 1086. Croydon developed in the Middle Ages as a town and centre for charcoal production, tanning and brewing. The Surrey Railway from Croydon to Wandsworth opened in 1803 and was one of the first public railways. Later, railroad construction in the 19th century enabled Croydon to develop as a suburban London town. In the early 20th century times, Croydon was an important industrial area known for car manufacturing, metalworking, and Croydon Airport. In the mid-20th century, these sectors were replaced by a retail and service economy, fueled by significant redevelopment with the rise of office buildings and the Whitgift Centre, a shopping mall. Greater London's largest shopping mall until 2008. Croydon was incorporated into Greater London in 1965. Croydon is located on a transport corridor between central London and the south coast of England, north of two main gaps in the North Downs, one due to the Brighton A23 Road and the main rail line via Purley and Merstham and the other via A22. from Purley to the M25 Godstone intersection. East Croydon is a central hub for the national rail transport system, with frequent rapid services to central London, Brighton and the south coast. The city is also known for being the hub of the only tram system in the south of England.
What is foster care?
Temporary custody or guardianship for children whose parents have died or cannot care for them. Looking for foster care in Croydon, or looking for foster care in other regions, check out the agencies listed in the regions.