Fostering in Nottinghamshire

Fostering is caring for a child or young person in your own home when they are unable to stay with their own families. By becoming a foster carer you can make a real difference to a child’s life. Find out more about how you can become a foster carer below.

Support care

A support foster carer cares for a child or sibling group for a week or two at a time, for example during school holidays or at weekends, and it is often the same child for regular visits.

Find out more about support care

True stories

Watch Scott and Alison discuss how part-time fostering fits in with family life. 

Watch more true stories about fostering

Children waiting for foster homes

Find out about the children we typically have waiting for a loving Nottinghamshire foster home.

Read about the children

Support and payments

We will be with you every step of the way on your journey to becoming a foster carer and provide support, training and guidance when you are fostering.

We know that people don’t foster for the money, but also recognise that you need to cover the costs of caring for a foster child.

Read about the support and payments we offer

Who can foster?

Foster carers come from all backgrounds. What's important is your interest in caring for a child.

It's required that you have some experience of caring or working with children or young people, and have a spare room.

Read about who can foster

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Contact the Council

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