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Covid 19 Update

Ascent fostering is aware of the continuing crisis with regard the Corona virus. We will follow all measures to ensure the safety of the general public during this time and many initial conversations will be conducted via video conferencing.  We are recruiting foster carers and currently seek families who are committed to providing caring homes for children. The latest government guidance on the coronavirus can be found https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
Hands, Face, Space.

To find out more as to how Ascent is staying connected, active and having fun with our families

We are actively looking to recruit new foster carers

If you feel you could give a loving home to a young person and make a positive change in their lives, please watch our video below.
If this inspires you to find out more about fostering please register your interest, we'd love to hear from you.



We speak to some of our staff and carers about Ascent.

Young voices matter

The winner of our Spoken Word competition , please take a moment to watch and listen.


We believe that children and young people can and will succeed in life with the right support, nurturing and guidance.

Ascent Fostering is a leading fostering agency committed to offering foster carers outstanding training and support. We make fostering straight forward and will guide you through the whole process of becoming a foster carer. Our head office is in Wallington and we provide support to foster carers and children in South London.


Our mission is to help children and young people work through the difficult start they have had in life, to become the best that they can be and achieve excellence.

In the care of a skilled carer, our children and young people will:

  • Feel safe, valued and have a sense of belonging
  • Feel understood and have all their needs met, no matter how complex
  • Will enjoy learning and be given opportunities to explore their talents
  • Form secure, trusting relationships with family, carers and peers
  • Embrace life with all its opportunities and challenges
  • Develop into confident, well-rounded, high achieving adults who will leave their mark in society


Ascent is committed to people and its these values that make us different. When you foster with Ascent you join family who commits to your learning and your improvement as a foster carer
  • Our team feel valued and are developing their skills
  • Supporting our carers is at the heart of the organisation
  • We go over and above in our provision for young people
  • We pursue a culture of excellence in all we do


Our approach is what makes us different.


Each day in the UK, children enter the care system because of difficulties in their family circumstances.

Fostering is looking after someone else’s child whilst social services work with the family to resolve issues.

The reasons children come into care are complex and varied. It could be because a parent could not cope or issues of neglect and abuse.


Whatever the circumstances, children need to be looked after by families that are sensitive and non-judgemental.

During this initial period, social services investigate and try their best to resolve the issues. Understandably, children are often hurt, angry and confused by the situation and they often require a lot of reassurance and support.

That is why the role of a foster carer is so vital in supporting the child and helping them make sense of their situation.


At Ascent, we believe that a large part of fostering is the ability to see the value in everyday experiences that so many children sadly miss out on. We know that sometimes it’s the little things in life that create the best moments.


Children require different types of care; its part of a foster carer’s role to be sensitive to the particular needs of those they look after. Younger children demand a lot of practical support and, hands-on attention and possibly high contact levels with their birth family.  A teenager, however, may benefit more if the carer takes the role of a mentor, guiding and preparing them for independence.

This can include parent and child fostering, looking after school-age children or teenagers. Foster carer can look after children in the short or long term. Call us to find out more.


If you would like to contact us, you can do so in a variety of ways.
Send us an email, give us a call or say hello on social media!

If you have any questions about fostering, do not hesitate to ask us and we will provide you with all the information you need. Ascent Fostering has over 30 years of experience in fostering children and our team can support you every step of the way.

Call Us: 020 3757 0070
Email Us: hello@ascentfostering.com


Ascent Fostering Agency
Hillcrest House
51 Woodcote Road