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Fostering in Nottingham

Children need fostering in Nottingham. Can you help a child thrive? A range of placements are available for experienced foster parents and also people who are new to fostering.

Becoming a foster carer in Nottingham

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 Nottingham, 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 Nottingham. 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 Nottingham have a large and active peer network that includes around a dozen local support groups.

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A foster agency near you: FS Midlands

This fostering agency covers the Nottinghamshire area, working with more than 80 foster carers and 110 children. The team serves a large and developing geographical area, with local support groups in Nottingham, providing accessible support within a 20-minute drive. They take great care matching foster children to foster carers to achieve positive outcomes.

How much is the fostering allowance in Nottingham?

Our average foster carer pay is around £24,500 a year (£2,040 on average per month), which is far higher than the government’s recommended weekly allowance. For most foster carers in Nottingham, this will be tax free! Some types of fostering placement pay more than £35,000 a year. Foster carer pay doesn’t affect state benefits you’re currently receiving.

It is my view that National Fostering Group are driven totally by the interested of the children in all they do. I feel the agency is approachable and honest. There is a network of foster carers with years of experience that is always on hand.

Carol, foster carer, Nottingham

Fostering Nottingham: getting started

If you think you’d like to become a foster carer in Nottingham, your next step is to have a chat. You can book a call by using our enquiry form. After this, if you decide to go ahead with an application, this usually takes around 16 weeks and we’ll help you every step of the way. We’ll help you decide what types of fostering you want to do and we’ll even get you started with foster carer training.

Can I foster in Nottinghamshire?

We are looking for foster carers in Nottinghamshire. We welcome people from ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds, physical abilities and the LGBT+ community. You can be single, married, a homeowner or a tenant. Your ability to care for and nurture a child is what really matters. If you’ve worked in sectors like education, the emergency services, care or healthcare, you’ll be especially suited to this role.

Fostering agencies in Nottingham

  • Established for more than two decades, National Fostering Group has teams (agencies) across the UK
  • Our fostering agency in Nottingham has been rated as GOOD by Ofsted
  • Our foster carers across the Nottingham area have access to around 12 foster parent support groups
  • Our regional office is in Stafford and our foster carers get support 24/7
  • 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 Nottingham, including emergency and long-term placements
  • You’ll get excellent free training on different aspects of fostering at a local venue

Fostering in Nottingham

Dozens of children and young people are awaiting foster parents in Nottingham. National Fostering Group has local offices that support foster carers across the area, including Nottingham, Chesterfield, Burton upon Trent, Grantham, Leicester and Derby.

A foster carer doesn’t replace your parents, but acts as one in your life. They make you feel welcome.

Jahmai, foster child

Fostering in the MIdlands

Meet Nick who, with wife Petrina, fosters teens Sam and Mason

Fostering statistics

Around 4,070 children live with a foster family in the East Midlands. There are approximately 45,370 fostering households and 76,640 foster carers in England.

Sources: Department for Education, Ofsted

UK fostering

Our foster carers come from all walks of life. With training, support and a generous fostering allowance, they provide homes where children can thrive and experience the childhood they deserve. More than 9,000 new foster carers are needed UK-wide to provide homes for children in need of a foster family. If you’re thinking of becoming a foster carer, now’s the time.

Source: The Fostering Network

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