[Skip to content]

Nottinghamshire County Council - Proud of our past, ambitious for our future

Fostering in Nottinghamshire

Make a real difference to a child

New foster carers are urgently needed. By becoming a foster carer you can provide a stable and loving home environment which will really make a difference to a child’s future. 

Find out more about becoming a foster carer.

A safe, stable and loving home

When families reach a point where they can’t look after their own children, we offer help by providing a foster home. The children we help come from all different backgrounds and all age groups, and they each have their own needs.

Find out more about whether you could foster.

Videos with foster carers

Watch true stories about fostering and hear how families in Notts are giving something back by making a difference to the life of children and young people in their care.  

Watch their stories.

11 plus foster care

We need foster carers who are able to make a commitment to provide long term placements for young people aged 11 and over. We're looking for homes in Nottinghamshire so children can remain close to their family and friends.

See more about the 11 plus fostering scheme.

Taking the next step

If you would like to find out more about becoming a foster carer, fill in the online form and we'll send you an information pack.

You can also give us a call on tel: 0845 301 8899 or 01623 520260 if calling from a mobile for an informal chat.

Apply to foster
Allowances for foster carers
Download resources
Tick icon

Can I foster?

Foster carers can be:

  • Single, married or civil partners or living with a partner

  • Male or female

  • People who have children of their own - and people who don't have children of their own

  • Employed, unemployed or retired

  • People who own their own home, people who rent a home, and people who receive housing benefits.

See more about who can foster.

School board icon

Training and support

The support and training we provide will enable you to give a high standard of care to the children you look after and develop new skills.

We offer excellent packages of support including:

  • Ongoing training and development
  • Generous financial allowances
  • 24 hour support.

See more about the support we offer.

Next icon

Transferring from other providers

Transferring from an Independent Fostering Provider is easy and we aim to complete the process in under 3 months. 

You will need to enquire to foster for Nottinghamshire by completing an online enquiry form or calling our dedicated fostering recruitment team.

Find out how to transfer from another provider.

By using this site you are agreeing to our terms and conditions (including using cookies to collect anonymous usage statistics). If you do not agree you may either stop cookies in your browser settings or stop browsing the site. Find out more about how we use cookies.. Close