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 you're interested in and what best suits you.
We've got a great team of foster carers but we’re always looking for new carers to make sure we have enough homes across Derbyshire wherever we may need them.
What is fostering?
Fostering is caring for a child in your own home when they are unable to live with their birth family. If you choose to become a foster carer, you can improve a child's life by offering them support, guidance, and care, in a safe and nurturing environment.
Foster carers stay in contact with the birth families of the children placed with them, to hopefully help children return to their birth family where possible. All of our foster carers are supported by a team of professionals from social services, education and health care.
We offer fantastic training, great benefits and allowances.
You can be single or in a long-term relationship, with or without children, and you do not need to own your own home. All we ask is that you have a spare room or space in your bedroom for a cot for a child under 2-years-old.
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.
You can be single, married, straight, gay or trans. Any ethnic origin. A couple, home owning or renting. Working or not. All you need is a spare room and to be aged 21 or over.
Transfer to us
If you currently foster for another agency, it’s easy to make the move to our fostering service.