Becoming a foster carer in the East Midlands

With our support, you can change a child’s life.

Thousands of children in the East Midlands are living happily with foster families. But thousands more still need a home. Our help, guidance and support mean you can be the one to make a difference.

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Interested in becoming a foster carer? Hundreds of children across the East Midlands need a safe and nurturing home, so call our regional expert, Lucy, and start your fostering journey today.

We’re here to answer any questions you have about foster care in the Midlands – from the assessment process to how you’re supported. 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.

Our team are here to help you make that first step to becoming a Midlands foster carer, but you’re under no obligation to continue after making the initial enquiry. Talk to Lucy today about joining our award-winning team of foster carers, and get the information you need from a friendly and trusted expert. Call 0808 284 9214 or fill in our contact form for a callback – we can’t wait to hear from you.

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Where you’ll find us

At NFA, we support hard-working foster families across the East Midlands, from our regional headquarters in Solihull to local support groups and events in Northamptonshire, Derbyshire and beyond. Wherever you’re based, local support is always available – so you can get the help that you and your foster family needs.

Our network of friendly and experienced support workers and local training coordinators means that whatever the challenge, you can get the help and support you need to make a difference to a child’s life in the East Midlands. We have offices, training venues and support group centres across the region – so you’ll always feel a part of your local fostering community.

Home visits and support groups aren’t the only way we support you through your fostering journey. Choose to become a foster carer in the East Midlands, and you can access support over the phone 24/7 – for complete peace of mind.

Use the map to find our local fostering services in the East Midlands.

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Are you fostering material?

One fantastic thing about fostering in the East Midlands is that people of all ages, cultures and beliefs can get involved. You don’t need any qualifications and can choose which placements would best fit your lifestyle.

Find out if you’re fostering material by answering a few basic questions.

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You’re perfect!

You’re not quite ready yet

It sounds like you’ve got the love to give and the time to spare. So we’d love to invite you to start your journey as a foster carer with us.

You need to be able to answer ‘yes’ to all the questions in our quiz to become a foster carer. Get in touch for some friendly advice about making the necessary changes to start your journey with us

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What would you like to know?

Welcoming a foster child into your family is one of life’s most rewarding opportunities. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us on 0808 284 9214. Or select an option from the list below to find out more about fostering in the East Midlands.

What’s it like to be a foster family?

Prepare to be inspired by these true stories of fostering in the East Midlands and beyond. From carers taking their first steps to seasoned life-changers, they all make a huge difference to children in need.

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Kevin's story

When Kevin first came into my life, he changed me forever, and I like to think I changed him too.

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David's Story

My husband Mike and I currently foster a 17-year-old unaccompanied asylum seeking young person called David.

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Laura's story

Laura came to us straight from hospital as a 2-year-old who was the size of a 3-month old baby due to severe neglect.

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