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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.

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, trans 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 need to provide basic information and we'll then send out our information leaflet.

Ask about fostering

If you'd prefer to talk to us, you can call us on: 0800 083 77 44.

You can read our children's services privacy notice to see how we use and protect any information we collect.

Approximately 5 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.