Fostering helpful links

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Fostering drop in sessions

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. 

Spare bedroom tax

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 see our Welfare Reform page for more details. 

Statement of Purpose for Fostering

The Statement of purpose for Fostering‌ sets out the aims and objectives of our Fostering Service, which places the welfare of children and young people at the heart of our activity. 

You've decided you want to foster in Derby

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 by telephoning 01332 640880 or emailing


Fosterline is a FREE, Government funded helpline that's 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 

Living in Fostercare booklet

the Living in Fostercare booklet is written for foster children and young people to give them an insight on what our fostering service can do to keep children safe and happy. sometimes it's helpful for children and foster carers to go through this together.

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