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Fostering in Nottinghamshire

Foster a child

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 the steps to fostering.

Chat about fostering

Are you interested in fostering but have questions? We quizzed Hayley, one of our foster carers, and Dawn, her supervising social worker, during a Twitter chat recently. 

Read the conversation about fostering.

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 for an informal chat.

Apply to foster
Allowances for foster carers
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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.

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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.

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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.

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