About Us

"Relationships between the children and the foster carers are the bedrock of the high quality care provided. Children and young people consistently refer to the positive relationships they have developed with their carers."

Lou and Lynda Boden: Founding Directors

Chrysalis Care was founded in 1997, making Chrysalis Care twenty years old. Located in Bexleyheath, in the London Borough of Bexley, Chrysalis Care has a longstanding reputation as leaders in providing high quality fostering services. With more than 40 years of child care experience between them and a 15 year journey specialising in fostering vulnerable adolescents, Lynda and Lou decided to build their own independent fostering agency. The invaluable experiences Lou and Lynda gained in social work, youth and community work and as foster carers, provided them with the skills and qualities to create a time-honoured and uniquely family-orientated fostering agency. 


Allé Pflaumer and Sarah Boden-de Mel: Directors

Chrysalis Care is now directed by Lynda and Lou’s daughters, Allé and Sarah, who after belonging to a family who fostered as children, have dedicated their adult lives to the wellbeing of disadvantaged children and young people. Alle is a responsible individual, qualified teacher and Play Therapist and Sarah is a qualified Social Worker and Agency decision maker.

Chrysalis Care are unwavering in the ethos of transforming the lives of children and young people and fostering families alike and that at the heart of the organisation, is ensuring the best possible care is provided. 

The fantastic staff team is made up of administrators, co-ordinators, social workers, managers and leaders who are here to support foster carers, their families, children and young people who are fostered and where appropriate, their families. Chrysalis Care social workers are committed to advising and supporting foster carers 24 hours a day, 365 days per week and the Children’s Services Team offer practical help and support for foster carers, their children and children and young people who are fostered. 

You made the right choice visiting us. Please browse our site to help you to decide if fostering is for you and whether you want to take the step to becoming a foster carer for Chrysalis Care. 

To read our statement of purpose, please click here:
Chrysalis Care statement of purpose 2017.pdf

Open Days

Visit Chrysalis Care on one of our open days to find out more about fostering and how you can transform children and young peoples’ lives as well as your own!

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