Fostering in East Midlands

East Midland carers wanted

Want to find the best agency in your area?
Choosing the right agency in the East Midlands for you can be a confusing and lengthy process, as there are so many fostering agencies out there. It can be hard to find information about what each agency can offer you as a potential foster carer.

Simply Fostering – Be a foster carer
We are an independent company, not a fostering agency, that provides free information for people who are interested in becoming foster carers. We offer a fostering agency matching service to help people to find the best fostering agencies to choose from.

East Midlands Fostering Agency Database
Our Independent Fostering Agency Database holds a list of member agencies in the East Midlands, who we recommend based on their reputation, quality of service, and the type of support and allowances on offer.

Foster care experts
Together, our team has over eighty years experience of working with foster carers and fostering agencies in the UK and has helped many hundreds of people to become happy and successful foster carers.

Free agency matching service
If you decide to contact us and use our free, fostering agency matching service, we will arrange for the most suitable agencies in the East Midlands with vacancies, to contact you, improving your chance of being accepted for assessment and starting on the journey to becoming a happy and successful foster carer.

Unsure about the process & how to take the next step?

Fostering information.
We provide comprehensive information about foster care and help you to reduce the risk of you choosing the wrong fostering agency.

Find fostering agencies. 
From your contact form, one of our social work experts will match you and your situation with the most suitable fostering agencies on our UK Independent Agency Database.

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.

Find out how to foster and how to be a foster carer.
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 enquiry form, and get fostering right the first time!

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 biological parents of the foster child, as that might be a part of job.

Fostering Summary

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%

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Did you Know - East Midlands?

The highest point in the region is Kinder Scout in the Peak District, at 2,088 ft (636 m). The centre of the East Midlands area lies roughly between Bingham and Bottesford.

The geographical centre of England lies in Higham on the Hill in west Leicestershire, close to the boundary between the East and West Midlands. 88% of the land is rural, although agriculture accounts for less than three percent of the region’s jobs. All of the coastline within the region falls within Lincolnshire. (Wikipedia)

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