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
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.
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
We’re particularly keen to hear from people interested in fostering in the following areas:
As a foster carer, you could offer:
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
Barnardo's East Midlands Fostering Service
The Old Exchange
21 Nottingham Road
Telephone: 01332 544 711
Barnardo's West Midlands Fostering Services
Telephone: 0121 550 5271
72 Attleborough Road
Telephone: 024 76641206
Midlands Overnight Short Breaks
10 Centre Court
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.