Want to foster?
We need people from all walks of life to become foster carers and provide local homes for local children.
All we ask is that you have the space and can provide a much needed home to a child or teenager for a few days, weeks, or sometimes months or years.
You'll get a lot out of being a foster carer and we'll pay you fees and allowances. There are different types of fostering and you can decide which sort you're interested in and what best suits you.
We've got a great team of foster carers already but we always need more to make sure we have homes across Derbyshire wherever we may need them.
Fostering information event
Come along to the fostering information event on 2 March 2015 at County Hall, Matlock between 4.30 and 7pm. There will be opportunities to talk to foster carers and staff from the fostering service. Children are also welcome. We look forward to meeting you.
Who can foster?
We don't look for a particular type of person. Just like parents, foster carers come from a variety of different backgrounds and can be married or single, young or older, in work or not. You might be in a civil partnership, straight, gay, transgender or bisexual.
Apply to be a foster carer
We'll guide you through the whole process, and once you're approved we'll provide ongoing training and support.
You can contact us for more information or to start the application process in a number of ways:
- Call Derbyshire free, tel: 0800 083 7744
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Complete the fostering interest form (opens in a new window).
However you choose to contact us, Call Derbyshire will ask you to provide basic information and will then send out our information leaflet.
Approximately five days after you receive our leaflet we'll contact you to see whether you'd like to hear from a recruitment team social worker.
This initial contact gives you a real opportunity to discuss fostering and together we can decide if you'd like to proceed with your application.
The following document is in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)