Consistently Outstanding since 2013

Fostering in Derby

Interested in fostering in Derby?

Do you live in Derby or the surrounding areas? Are you interested in fostering? You could make an incredible difference to a child’s life by fostering in Derby.

Foster parents do amazing work every day with children that are unable to live with their own families. Across the East Midlands nearly 5,000 children need a safe and stable home with a fostering family who can look after them for as long as they need it.

We need foster parents from a wide range of backgrounds, both couple’s and single foster parents - from any ethnicity, age or sexual orientation to help with the growing need to provide children with a caring and loving foster home.

If you are interested in fostering a child within the Derby area, get in touch with our friendly fostering team today.

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How to become a foster parent with Fostering People Derby?

Fostering a child is an extremely rewarding experience. As a foster parent, you will care for a young person and provide them with a stable, caring, safe family home for as long as they need it.

Our friendly Derby team is here to help you decide if long term fostering is right for you and we’re on hand to offer any advice and guidance you may need. The journey to becoming a foster parent can take 4 – 6 months.

To become a foster parent, you’ll need to have:

  • A spare room for the foster child to make their own
  • A good sense of humour
  • A clean and safe home
  • Access to transport
  • A good network of people to encourage and support you

24/7 Fostering Support in Derby

We understand to succeed as a foster parent, you need the very best support.

That’s why when you become a foster parent with us, you’ll receive:

A generous fostering allowance

Initial and continuing training and development opportunities.

Regular visits from a dedicated and experience social worker

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Locally-based support groups

Fun social activities

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Derby Fostering Allowance & Benefits

Our commitment to working in local communities isn’t just limited to providing excellent support. We also offer our foster parents one of the best financial packages available.

Try our financial calculator to see how much your fostering allowance could be.

Thanks to generous tax relief from HM Revenue & Customs, foster carers pay very little (if any) tax and National Insurance. As a FosterTalk member, you’ll have access to free tax advice and support.

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Why join the Fostering People Derby?

When you foster with us, you’ll be part of a local community of support. Our staff live within the communities we support and you’ll have receive our highly rated 24/7 support.

You’ll feel part of our Derby team from the minute you become a foster parent with us.

Fostering People Derby offer:

  • Monthly support groups and forums
  • Family events
  • Extensive training programme

Fostering People is an independent fostering agency. This means we work closely with local authorities to find suitable foster families for children and young people.

If you’ve got questions about fostering in Derby or you are ready to start your fostering journey with us. Fill out the form and we’ll get in touch with you shortly.

Alternatively, you can call us on 0800 077 8159.

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Whether you’re ready to start your journey or just want to chat to an expert, we’re here to talk.

Please make sure you read our terms and conditions because you're agreeing to them by submitting an enquiry. It's also worth reading our privacy policy and cookies policy so you understand how we collect and use your personal data.

Latest Ofsted report

We've are proud to have been rated as 'Outstanding' across all areas of our organisation since 2013!

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Statement of purpose

Our Statement of purpose explains everything we do as an organisation and updated annually or after any significant change within Fostering People.

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Meet some of our foster parents

As an independent agency, we provide:

fostering allowance

A generous fostering allowance.

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Initial and continuous training and development opportunities.

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Benefits - Tax and NI

Regular visits from an experience and dedicated social worker.

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Meet the team

“There’s always someone at the end of the phone with a friendly voice to help you out when needed.”

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Take your first step to becoming a foster parent today

If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent and would like to learn more, then we’d love to hear from you.

Simply fill in the form below and one of our friendly team will be in touch.

Please make sure you read our terms and conditions because you're agreeing to them by submitting an enquiry. It's also worth reading our privacy policy and cookies policy so you understand how we collect and use your personal data.

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