Barnardo's East Midlands Family Placement Service

We have been placing children with foster carers across the East Midlands region since 2001. Our team has developed a wealth of knowledge and expertise in fostering and support care.

We work with children from 0 - 18 years of age, providing them with support, stability and security until they reach the age of 18 years or beyond.

Our service provides short, medium and long term foster placements for children and young people who need safe, stable homes.

Foster carers are provided with a comprehensive supervision, support and training package which includes short breaks (respite) where appropriate.

Areas covered

  • Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire
  • Derby City and Derbyshire
  • Leicester City and Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Stafford.

Contact us

Barnardo's East Midlands Family Placement Service
The Old Exchange
21 Nottingham Road
Spondon
Derby
DE21 7NF

Tel: 01332 544 711

Specialist services

  • We provide placements to meet a range of needs for example: individual children, siblings groups, children with disabilities,  children of black and ethnic minority heritage, children and young people who have experienced sexual exploitation.
  • The East Midlands Family Placement Service was inspected and rated as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in January 2011.
  • Visit our East Midlands Statement of Purpose to find out more about the service.

Real experiences

They understand me; they know how I feel very well - Boy aged 12

We all get on… when I went into foster care I was 10 years old. Now I am 12 years old. The first day I left my home and family it was really upsetting because I didn’t know what going into care meant. I miss my family a lot. When I met my foster carers I was really scared of them and their home…. they were all really lovely people and it took me about a month to get to know them. Then I started to trust them and love them - Boy aged 12

We love fostering and even though it is hard work the positives outweigh the negatives…we cannot praise our Social worker highly enough, his support and advice is always spot on - Foster carers May 11

Excellent working relationship, no problems whatsoever, very supportive and helpful (as with all the EMFP team).  Courses arranged throughout the year are good quality and relevant - Foster carers March 2012