Fostering in the Midlands

Our fostering services in the Midlands provide vulnerable young people locally with the stability they need to thrive. Every day, our foster carers make a huge difference to children's lives, supported by our social workers in the region.

“We are very proud of what our foster child has achieved in the time he has been with us and we remain fully committed to support him with whatever he decides to do in life. I do feel we have become more confident, proactive and have formed a genuine love for our foster child.” – Judith, foster carer

Children in the Midlands in need of fostering

Teenagers

Many of the young people in foster care are teenagers who need support at this crucial time in their lives. Fostering older children can be extremely rewarding - by preparing a teenager for the future, you are giving them skills that last a lifetime.

Siblings groups

1 in 3 children are separated from their siblings when placed in foster care - to give children the stability of staying with their brothers or sisters, we need people who can foster sibling groups.

Children with challenging behaviours

Children in care may have experienced abuse in the past. Every child copes differently with past traumas and to help them, we are looking for foster carers who can understand demanding behaviours.

Children with physical and/or learning disabilities

Carers with experience of, or interest in, supporting children with a disability can have an amazing impact.

“We have had a superb year. We have enjoyed the challenges and found the progress of our placements very rewarding.” – Donna, foster carer

Fostering in the Midlands

We’re particularly keen to hear from people interested in fostering in the following areas:

  • Birmingham
  • Coventry
  • Derby City
  • Derbyshire
  • Leicester City
  • Leicestershire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Nottingham City
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Oxfordshire
  • Staffordshire
  • Solihull
  • Telford & Wrekin
  • Warwickshire
  • Worcestershire
  • Wolverhampton

Types of foster placements

As a foster carer, you could offer:

  • emergency placements,
  • planned short breaks,
  • long term placements,
  • placements for children that have been trafficked and / or sexually exploited.

Statement of purpose

We work with local authorities to help the most vulnerable children fulfil their full potential. For more information download the relevant statement of purpose:

- East Midlands
- West Midlands
- Midlands Overnight Short Breaks

Contact Barnardo’s Midlands Fostering Service team

Barnardo's East Midlands Fostering Service
The Old Exchange
21 Nottingham Road
Spondon
Derby
DE21 7NF
Telephone: 01332 544 711

Barnardo's West Midlands Fostering Services
Brooklands
Great Cornbow
Halesowen
West Midlands
B63 3AB
Telephone: 0121 550 5271

Albion Court
72 Attleborough Road
Nuneaton
CV11 4JJ
Telephone: 024 76641206

Midlands Overnight Short Breaks
10 Centre Court
Vine Lane
Halesowen
West Midlands
B63 3EB
Telephone: 0121 550 1222

Office hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

By choosing to become a foster carer you can make a huge difference to a child’s life – and yours.