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The Statement of purpose for Fostering sets out the aims and objectives of our Fostering Service. It places the welfare of children and young people at the heart of our activity.
Our Fostering Drop In sessions are an opportunity to learn more about our service and meet our team of social workers and foster carers. Come along, even if you are just thinking about it. Booking is not necessary.
You've decided you want to foster. If you want to get the ball rolling then download our Fostering Information Pack.
If you do not have a computer then request a hardcopy of the fostering information pack and form. Telephone: 01332 640880 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Living in Fostercare booklet is written for foster children and young people. It is designed to give foster children and young people an insight on what our fostering service can do to keep them safe and happy. Sometimes it's helpful for children and foster carers to go through this together.
Fosterline is a free, Government funded helpline. It has been set up to provide confidential and impartial advice to current and prospective foster carers in England.
The helpline 0800 040 7656 is open to anybody in England free of charge.
For further information visit www.fosterline.info
Under the welfare Reform’s new rules on spare bedrooms, approved foster carers will be allowed an extra bedroom for fostering purposes. You’ll need to have already fostered a child or be approved as a foster carer to be eligible. Please visit our Welfare Reform page for more details.
This guidance provides a summary of Derby’s policy and procedures regarding Family and Friends Care. Its primary aim is to give information about the various legal options open to family and friends carers. How family and friends carers can be supported and where they can access additional advice and support from organisations that specialise in supporting families.