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Fostering in Derby

Many children in Derby need fostering. Whether you are new to fostering or an experienced foster carer, we have placements that will suit your specific family dynamic. We offer 24/7 support, peer support, regular activities and free training.

If you’re considering becoming a foster parent, choose a fostering agency with local teams who will be with you every step.

National Fostering Group is the largest independent fostering agency in the UK with superb agency coverage across all regions – meaning you have the support of a team close to you.

One of the most established fostering agencies in Derby, we work with local authorities to place children and young people in homes where they can thrive.

As a foster carer with us, you’ll have unparalleled access to professional support and excellent free training in and around Derby. We want you to thrive too, being the best you can be in your role as foster carer.

On top of this, carers who are fostering in Derby have a large and active peer network that includes several local support groups.

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Fostering agencies in Derby

  • Established for more than two decades, National Fostering Group has teams (agencies) across the UK
  • Our lead fostering agency in Derby has been rated as GOOD by Ofsted
  • Our foster carers across the Derby area have access to several foster parent support groups
  • Our regional office is in Stafford and our foster carers get support 24/7
  • Foster parents get invites to regular activities in a genuine carer-led environment
  • You will receive a generous fostering allowance for a child in your care
  • People from all walks of life are suitable to become a foster parent
  • Many types of fostering are available in Derby, including emergency and long-term placements
  • You’ll get excellent free training on different aspects of fostering at a local Derby venue

We are a fabulous team, we all bend over backwards to support each other through any given situation, from personal difficulties, to cover meetings, duty and Out of Hours. Someone will always help out a colleague in any situation.

We always offer a kind listening ear to each other and great professional advice on cases. We have a great deal of fun and laughter, in amongst our very high standards of professionalism and extremely hard work. We set the standards high and all share a sense of pride in all we do.

Annie, supervising social worker, Derby

Fostering in Derby and the East Midlands

Dozens children and young people are awaiting foster parents in Derby. This figure is in the hundreds for the East Midlands. National Fostering Group has local offices across the Midlands. This includes Derby, Birmingham, Leicester, Coventry, Peterborough, Nottingham, Staffordshire, Leicester, Long Eaton and Bromsgrove.

Start your fostering journey with National Fostering Group

  • We have fostering agencies all across the UK
  • Over 3,500 carers already part of our family
  • Benefit from our local support groups and social workers
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