If you would like to have a chat about fostering we would like to hear from you.
If you would like to discuss or enquire about fostering further please give us a call on 0115 9792515 or complete the form below. On receipt of your form, a member of the team will contact you and ask you a few questions during an informal chat. They may also arrange a home visit. A home visit is an opportunity for us to find out about you and your family, and for you to ask any questions you have about fostering.
You must be:
Foster carers can work and many of our fosters carers do work. The most important aspect of fostering is being available to meet the needs of children and young which is vitally important to providing stability. As part of the assessment process your assessor will discuss this in more detail and look at areas such as your support network, working hours, will you be available to attend meetings, and to take children to appointments.
Yes we strive to promote diversity and want foster carers from different cultures, religions, genders, sexualities and status to be reflective of the communities children come from. We are inclusive therefore would welcome all enquiries.
Yes the most important things we look for are foster carers who want to care, can provide a safe and loving home, who are warm and loving, realistic, resilient, fun and have the time to support children and young people. However it is useful if you have previous experience of caring for or working with children or young people but this will by no means prevent you from fostering.
It is a requirement that all foster children have their own bedrooms therefore unless you were planning on moving to a larger property we would not be able to process any enquiries. However if you were planning on moving we are happy to discuss this with you.
Having a disability does not exclude you from fostering. As part of the enquiry stage we will look at your circumstances.
We do not have an upper age limit when it comes to fostering. We take into consideration your general health, availability, resilience, desire to support and care for children / young people and home.