Fostering in Derbyshire

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Different types of fostering, allowance, pay, babies, children, teenagers, advice?

Just like people, Fostering Agencies are not all the same. They have different support, allowances, quality of training, and access to respite care and support groups. Not all agencies foster babies, some prefer to look after teenagers, some agencies expect you to be at home full time, others are happy if you have another job.

Factors to consider before deciding to foster

Before deciding to become a foster carer there are a few things that should be considered. Along with the training and support provided by the foster agencies, you should also check if you have a personal support system with friends and family that can support you going under stressful situations as all foster children are not the same and as a foster carer, you may have to tackle difficult situations.

According to your family and personal circumstances, the age group of foster kids needs to be considered. The needs of children vary based on their age and understanding which is why you should be prepared to be flexible. Flexibility to work with social workers is important as they visit on a regular basis. Foster carers need to be comfortable communicating with the biological parents of the foster child, as that might be a part of the job.

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To find out more and to take the next step towards a career as a foster carer, use our no obligation, free agency matching service by completing our online eligibility quiz, and get fostering right the first time!

 

 

Fostering Statistics: East Midlands

Total Children in Care, East Midlands 2020
Foster Care Placements, East Midlands 2020

The following statistics are from the total number of children in care in the East Midlands and not exclusively those in Foster Care.

Children with disability : 180
3%
Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers : 250
4%
Popular Placement Types: Vary in this area.

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Did you Know - Derbyshire?

Buxton is the highest town in England at 1000 feet above sea level. Herbert Chapman, a famous philosopher was born in Derby in 1820 and Tracey Shaw of Coronation street fame comes from Belper.  The first national park in England was the Peak District and the Arboretum park was the first public park in Britain.

President John F Kennedy’s sister, Kathleen Kennedy is buried in Edensor churchyard, she was married to the older brother of the Duke of Devonshire, and Barnes Wallis, the creator of the famous bouncing bombs during World War II, was born in Ripley in 1887.

Ellen MacArthur, from landlocked Whatstandwell, made history this year when she became the fastest woman to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe non-stop.

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