Fostering in the Midlands

We believe safe and loving foster care is crucial to giving a child the stability they so desperately need and deserve, in what can be a hugely challenging time.

You can make a huge difference to a child’s life by fostering and with Barnardo's training and support you won't have to do it alone.

“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

Fostering in the Midlands

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

  • Birmingham
  • Coventry
  • Leicester City and Leicestershire
  • Northamptonshire
  • 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.

Children in need of fostering

Siblings groups

1 in 3 children are separated from their siblings when placed in foster care. Keep siblings together, we will support them, stand up for them and bring out the best in each and every child.  

Children with challenging behaviours

Children in care may have experienced abuse in the past. Every child copes differently with past traumas. We need foster carers who are willing to understand demanding behaviours.

Children with physical and/or learning disabilities

We are looking for fosters who are willing to help meet the needs of disabled children.

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

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
DE21 7NF
Telephone: 01332 544 711

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

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

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

Office hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 - 17:00.

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