We need people from all walks of life to become foster carers and provide local homes for local children.

Could you foster?

We need Derbyshire homes for Derbyshire children and are looking for people from all walks of life to become foster carers.

This is a big decision for anyone to make and not one that should be taken lightly − but becoming a foster carer can be one of the most rewarding, life enriching events you and your family will ever experience.  It goes without saying that our fostering team will support you in every part of the process.

If you would like to the take the next step in becoming a foster carer, then please fill in our fostering interest form. We will contact you in the next few days to discuss your application and find out a little more about you and your family.

Already a foster carer?

Take a look at our section full of all the information you'll need once you're one of our approved foster carers

This includes the handbook, information on training and our computer scheme.

Transfer to us

If you currently foster for another agency − independent, charity or local authority − it's easy to make the move to Derbyshire County Council's fostering service.

Contact us on freephone, tel: 0800 083 77 44 for a confidential chat. If you want to know more we can send you our Foster Carer Welcome Pack, which includes a handbook, information about fees, allowances, training and support.

If you decide to apply to us you will need to let your current agency know. We will then want to ask them for your Form F and records. You will be allocated a social worker to guide and help you through the process.

Browse our fostering pages to find out more about allowances, support, training and resources we offer you.

If you want to speak to someone please email: or tel: 0800 083 77 44

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