Welcome to Ascent Fostering Agency


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We share a passion for helping young people succeed
and reach their goals. Watch our introduction below:

Award winning service

Ascent is a fostering agency managed by a team of professionals with over 25 years’ experience. We are committed to offering our carers outstanding training, and the support they need, so the children they care for are able to thrive. We’ll guide you through the whole process of becoming a foster carer. Our head office is in Sutton and we provide support to foster carers and children in Croydon, Lewisham, Mitcham, Wandsworth, Sutton and South London.


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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:

Teaching a child how to flip a pancake, tie their shoelace or water the plants.
Rehearsing their times tables with them.
Showing an interest in what they are playing on the computer or watching on TV.
Helping a child to trust that a hug can be safe and feel good.

Our values make us different

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Our team feel valued and are developing their skills

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Supporting our carers is at the heart of the organisation

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We go over and above in our provision for young people

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We pursue a culture of excellence in all we do

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

Ascent Fostering Blog

Take a look inside the world of Ascent Fostering with news on campaigns, events with insights and tips from our existing foster carers.

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You may have spotted Mark P rocking an interesting moustache over on our Facebook and Twitter. However, fear not, this…

Safeguarding Series – Child Sexual Exploitation
Safeguarding Series – Child Sexual Exploitation

“Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a hidden crime . . .people don’t want to talk about it”, says Kendra Houseman…

Want to know more about fostering?

Simply put, fostering is looking after someone else’s child temporarily whilst social services work with the family to resolve the issues that have led the child to be taken into care. In the UK each day many children enter the care system. This can be for a day, a week or years. Foster carers support children and young people at the most difficult and vulnerable time of their lives.