Fostering

Could you help change a life in 2016? Foster for Derbyshire and give a child a loving home.


Foster for Derbyshire

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

You can be single, married, straight, gay or trans. A couple, home owning or renting. Working or not.

You can foster for a night, weekend, month or even many years.

If you'd like to find out more about becoming a foster carer, then please fill in our fostering interest form and we'll contact you in the next few days for a chat.

You can also talk to Derbyshire foster carers themselves about the joys and experiences of looking after a child at our Talk Fostering events.

These are held regularly around the county to give people like you the chance to find out more about being a foster carer from those who already do it. Our foster care staff will also be on hand for advice and information.

Fostering is a big decision for anyone to make and not one that should be taken lightly. 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.

There's lots of information on these page if you want to find out more.

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 our 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: fostering@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 0800 083 77 44.

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