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NFA Midlands

At NFA, we support hard working foster families across the Midlands, from our regional headquarters in Solihull to local support groups and events in Northamptonshire, Sandwell, Derby City and Derbyshire, Birmingham, Warwickshire and beyond.

Choosing to become a foster carer is one of the most rewarding decisions you could make, and we want to make sure you feel encouraged and supported every step of the way with our 24/7 local fostering support service.

This is why you’ll be joining hundreds like you who have made the selfless choice to open their homes to local children and young people in need.

Our dedicated local support extends to an Additional Needs Support Group, which is there to offer additional assistance and specialist advice if you have a child with complex learning, behavioural or disability needs requirements.

We will also ensure the early stages of becoming a foster carer are as straightforward as possible as you develop your fostering knowledge with us. Our buddy scheme involves personal mentoring support with an existing foster carer who will have experienced many of the initial questions and scenarios that you will encounter on your first foster child, while we also provide a Helping Hands peer-support service to our foster carers across the Midlands.

Feel free to ask our friendly team any questions you have about being a foster carer in the Midlands, whether you want to know more about the assessment process, financial allowance available, and how we can offer specialist training throughout your fostering adventure right on your doorstep.

  • 11 Support Groups

  • Ofsted Rating Good

  • Large Sized Agency

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We have informative guides for children and young people aged between 5 - 10 and 11 - 18 you may find interesting.

Office Details

Foster children in the East and West Midlands need around 1,000 new families. And with our support, you could be just who they’re looking for.


1750 Solihull Parkway
Birmingham Business Park
West Midlands
B37 7YD

Phone number

0121 788 0477

General email

[email protected]

Opening Hours

  • Mon - Fri 9am - 5.30pm
  • Sat & Sun Closed

  • Head Office

  • Training Centres

  • Support Groups


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