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Help to foster in Derbyshire?

Want to become a foster carer?

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

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 in Derbyshire, 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 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. 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.

Did you know?

Buxton is the highest town in England at 1000 feet above sea level. Herbert Chapman, a famous philosopher was born in Exeter Street 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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