We believe you can foster

If you live in the East Midlands and are interested in fostering a child, we're here to help.

The East Midlands Fostering Service is rated outstanding by Ofsted and offers placements to children of all ages, we have a dedicated team of social workers and a project worker. We pride ourselves in the matching of children and the longevity of placements with our foster carers. We have built and maintained good relationships with the local authorities that we support. If you would like to be part of a fostering service that is innovative and moving forward in the recruitment of foster carers and placement of children, please get in touch to see what we can offer you on your journey as a professional foster carer.

Get in touch

We can talk you through the fostering process and answer all your questions.

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    Foster a child

    There are many different reasons why families start to foster but they all wish to make a difference to the lives of children and young people in care.

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    Fostering stories

    A few of our foster carers talk about their experience of fostering with Barnardo's in a selection of written accounts and videos.

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    Further reading

    Our statement of purpose gives you detailed information about Barnardo's East Midlands Family Placement Service, and how we achieve good outcomes for the children in our care.