Events and News

Chrysalis Care News

In light of the recent Corona Virus cases that have been highlighted within the U.K, please see below the guidance provided by the Department for Education. We would appreciate you taking the time to read through this information and if you have any further concerns please do discuss with these with your Supervising Social Worker or call into the office.
It is important for us to remind you that should you or any member of your household, including foster children, display any symptoms of the above virus, that you notify us and a medical practitioner immediately. Please click here for the link to the Department for education website.
With warmest regards
The Chrysalis Care Team


foster care fortnight and recruitment

We have so much going on in the next few weeks!

This years foster care fortnight is running from Monday 15th May – Sunday 28th May. We will be supporting #FCF23 and helping to spread the message about the importance of fostering and how it helps so many children in our communities by pairing up with Made in Kent Radio on Monday 15th from 1pm – 5pm. Listen to the show to hear some interviews from the Chrysalis Care team and and our excellent foster carers!

We will also be having 2 Open Days at our office at Kings House, open to anyone interested in becoming a foster carer on Thursday 18th and Wednesday 24th May. If you would like to book in or cannot make these dates but would like to find out more about fostering please contact us at 

And we have 2 stalls in coming up on Tuesday 16th May, we will be in Morrisons supermarket in Welling. And on Tuesday 23rd May we will be at Morrisons Cold Harbour Road from 9am – 5pm. Hope to see you there!

Introducing the Chrysalis Care – Start up grant!

We understand that when starting your fostering journey, you may need a boost to ensure you can provide a safe and nurturing space for your first child or young person you care for. To acknowledge this, we offer what we call a ‘start up grant’. This grant could help you to update your spare bedroom or purchase other furnishings, to create a warm and welcoming environment.  You may need to update your technical equipment, to carry out your record keeping duties and to access all of the learning and development courses and tools that will help you develop your skills and knowledge. We are committed to providing the highest quality of foster care for children and young people and with our start up grant, we can support you to give the best care possible.

We have a series of interviews that you can listen to at any time, thanks to our hosts at Made in Kent Radio –, we discuss all things fostering, parent and child fostering and fostering teenagers clink on the link that will take you to our You Tube account  – where you can listen to this and more much more information on fostering with Chrysalis Care!


Lets talk fostering with Made in Kent radio and Chrysalis Care

We are launching our second sunflower challenge competition – last year the winners of our competition won with a beautiful sunflower reaching 100cm tall! Keep an eye on our social media pages to see how our children and young people are getting on with this years challenge!


Sunflower challenge with Chrysalis care

New blog – Why are foster carers needed now more than ever! 


Some people may be surprised to know how dire the need for foster carers is. Yet, for many years, there has been a shortfall, which with current economic challenges will no doubt increase.  Click here to read more!

Why foster carers are so important - now more than ever!


Read our blog  – Why mental health matters more than ever in foster care.

There is no doubt that the last couple of years has been challenging for us all. Yet, whilst the indiscriminate nature of the pandemic and everything that came with it, reminded us that in spite of anything, we are all human… click here for the rest of the blog on our website

Read our blog on Safeguarding Children and young people – For us at Chrysalis Care, it reinforces why the integration of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is essential. After all, how can we safeguard children and young people and provide opportunities for growth and enrichment, without paying close attention to the lens through which we see the world. Click here to go to the full article. 

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Learning and Development

Learning and development is incredibly important for our foster carers, as the say ‘Never stop learning as life never stops teaching’ . Now our very own in house Learning Space Trainer is providing a selection of interesting courses, and more will follow in the future. Click on the link below to find out more about them. 
Attachment Theory and Practice for Foster Carers
Understanding CSE, grooming and cyber safety for foster carers
Equality and Diversity for foster carers
Record keeping for foster carers
Child Development for foster carers
To learn more about Chrysalis Care’s learning and development department click here.

Chrysalis Care Events

We love you visiting our website and we also love to speak to you face to face! In fact, we love all things fostering. Keep an eye on this page, We run many events throughout the year, If you want to explore fostering, come along to one to meet members of the Chrysalis Care team where we can answer all of your fostering questions. Look out for us on social media and here to see if we are heading to an event near you.

If you cannot make it out to see us, we will add any useful news and information to this page to keep you up to date with the fostering world.