About Us

"The fostering service provides good-quality care. Children develop secure attachments with their foster families and have a strong sense of belonging. Outcomes for children are positive, and they have good experiences." Ofsted 2023

Click here to find out how Chrysalis Care’s 26 years of success stems from working together as a team.  

Lou and Lynda Boden: Founding Directors

Chrysalis Care was founded in 1997, making Chrysalis Care twenty five 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. 

Chrysalis care Fostering London - Our board of Directors

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. 

Open Days and online information sessions

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