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.

“All that these young people needed was a second chance. They deserved some extra help and nurturing" Bev, Barnardo's remand foster carer.

Types of foster placements

As a foster carer, you could offer:

  • remand fostering (caring for young people who find themselves involved in the criminal justice system),
  • emergency placements,
  • planned short breaks,
  • long term placements,
  • placements for children that have been trafficked and / or sexually exploited.

Children in the Midlands in need of fostering

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 group
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 locations:

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

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 Fostering and 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 and Midlands Overnight Short Breaks
Great Cornbow
West Midlands
B63 3AB
Telephone: 0121 550 5271

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

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.