Diagrama – a non-profit fostering agency serving Croydon

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Get first-rate support for foster carers at Diagrama Croydon

When you are thinking of fostering a child, it’s crucial to have comprehensive and reliable support from your fostering agency. Fostering a vulnerable child can be the most rewarding experience in life – but even seasoned foster carers will tell you fostering is not without challenges. There are many different fostering agencies to choose from in the Croydon area - all with different priorities and ways of working so it can be tricky working out which one will be right for you. You need to know professional help is right there if and when you need it. So if you are considering fostering in Croydon, know that Diagrama’s foster care team will be right by your side, every step of the way.

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Supporting our foster carers in Croydon is our top priority at Diagrama Fostering

From our base at the former Croydon Airport site on Purley Way and with many of our team based in the Croydon area, Diagrama Fostering is well positioned to support our foster carers in Croydon and across the south east. Unlike many other foster agencies in the Croydon area, we are a non-profit fostering agency and we don’t have commercial considerations distracting us. We’re a charitable organisation with the welfare of the children we support right at the heart of everything we do. Training, supporting and guiding our foster carers in Croydon is a priority because we know that foster carers who feel fully supported and have confidence in their own ability are the ones most likely able to provide a home where vulnerable children and young people can truly thrive.

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‘Foster carers said they felt valued, respected and supported by the agency.’
Ofsted, 2019 


Why do Croydon foster carers choose Diagrama Fostering?

We put people first

Unlike some foster agencies in Croydon, it’s never about profit for us. The welfare of our children and our carers comes first, with any surplus funds going straight back into funding the support you receive. Our foster carers are well rewarded but no-one is here to make a profit from foster care.

We’re the experts

Across Croydon, our role is to give round-the-clock support to our amazing foster carers. This includes 1-2-1 support, peer networking and  support from other foster carers in our team in the. We offer ongoing specialist foster care training on specific issues that may arise while you are fostering a child.

We’re always there

Diagrama Foundation is a charitable organisation which covers the whole of Croydon, south London and across the south east of England. You’ll never struggle to get hold of us because we’re small enough for you and the children to matter to us. But we’re big enough to deliver the first-rate support you deserve.

Diagrama Fostering Croydon – at the heart of the community

Our summer picnics for fostered and adopted children has become a staple of the fostering and adoption calendar in Croydon and surrounding areas. Twice a year children and their families are invited to enjoy a picnic in the sun in Purley. Past activities have included ‘pin the tail on the unicorn’, a soft play area for younger children, face painting, jewellery making and a bouncy castle for the bigger children. The picnic gives foster families from around Croydon a chance to connect and meet Diagrama staff and families who have adopted.


Making a difference is simple – just take the next step

This is your chance to become an inspiring role model that children in care desperately need.

Taking the next step is simple:


  1. BOOK A CALL WITH A SOCIAL WORKER - You book a call at a time that is convenient and works around you.
  2. FIND OUT ABOUT FOSTERING - Speak with our friendly social workers and ask any questions you may have.
  3. KNOW WHETHER FOSTERING IS RIGHT FOR YOU – Feel confident you have honest, reliable and comprehensive information to understand whether fostering is the right pathway for you.


Could you help vulnerable children by becoming a foster carer in Croydon?

There’s an urgent need for foster carers all across Croydon, West Wickham, Bromley, Wallington, Mitcham, Purley, Coulsdon, Banstead and the surrounding areas. The need for foster carers in your area is greater than ever. In England in 2021 there were 80,850 looked-after children who needed a safe and secure home. Ready to take action and make a difference? Speak to our team – we’re waiting to welcome you.