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Fostering in East Midlands

We're a first choice provider for all East Midlands local authorities.

The East Midlands is where it all started for us back in 2000 and where our very first fostering team was born. Today, it’s still at the heart of our fostering family and is home to our Nottingham head office and a fantastic support team.

Supporting you

When you foster with us in the East Midlands, you’re guaranteed truly local support. That’s because our staff live within the communities they work for, meaning they truly understand the needs of local carers and can use this knowledge to help you make a real difference to children’s lives.

In fact, we pride ourselves on our sense of community and host regular events, carer support groups and training courses to help you get the best from your fostering experience.  We have a range of local social events across the region to enable carers to get together and have fun.

There’s a shortage of around 500 foster carers across Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire so we need to recruit new carers today. If you’re thinking about fostering, we’d love to hear from you.

To find out more, fill in our online enquiry form and we’ll get back to you.

Our Carers

John and Yvonne

“Fostering gives both of us total job satisfaction.” After fostering for five years, Yvonne remembered the day they were approved as foster carers. “We didn’t have time to catch our breath. We came out of our panel, were given a tour of the office and introduced to all the staff including the placements team. During...

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Emma and Mike

We enquired with Fostering People in August 2015. We were interested in Fostering as we wanted to help to give back. I also realised that my own previous life experiences could be put to good use to help children and young people. We decided on Fostering People following a recommendation from our close friends who...

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Julie and Mark

We have been fostering for around 8 years now and have looked after children of all ages. Before we began fostering we had a plan to look after younger children. As we were new to fostering we felt this would be easier as we were a little anxious as to whether we would cope with...

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Steve and Sandra

We became foster carers because we wanted to give a child or a young person an opportunity to be a part of our family and with our life experiences sensed we could offer a secure and consistent environment to enable a young person to thrive. Our fostering experience can only be described as rewarding. Although...

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