Your Journey Begins Here!

Apply now using our online Fostering Enquiry tool and we shall guide you through our simple process to become a therapeutic foster carer.

We Support Children to reach their Full Potential!

Fostering Families is a therapeutic, innovative early intervention fostering agency,
that serves locally and regionally, to ensure every child has a safe and stable,
loving family home in which to live and thrive.

Be the change You Want to See in the World!

Make the difference in your community and change the course of a child’s life today. Work with Fostering Families to help children and young people find a loving and stable home, whilst being rewarded and supported in doing so.

About Us

Fostering Families is a not-for-profit social enterprise.

We are a therapeutic organisation and believe that children and carers’ lives are enriched through a therapeutic approach to foster care. Our core and underpinning ethos is based on a therapeutic parenting model that combines mental health services with holistic well-being.

We are an innovative and ambitious Fostering Agency (application pending). Our focus is on ensuring our staff, foster carers and the children, all receive the support care and attention that enables them to flourish and reach their full potential.

It is our firm belief and vision that together through delivering a therapeutic and trauma-informed model, we can enable children and young people, to find a loving stable family home with which they can develop, thrive and belong.

Our Core Values

Family Love & Support

We focus on issues of the heart.

Issues of the Heart

Fostering Families believes in the importance of helping to build and support loving families.

Secure & Stable Homes

We promote Stability and Security.

Stability and Security

Fostering Families believes in the importance of providing stability through suitable and secure foster homes.

Positive Relationships

We promote quality of life.

Quality of Life

Fostering Families believes in the importance of maintaining healthy relationships and helpful support networks and promote quality of life in all our people.

We are child-focused

Children and young people are at the center of all our decisions made about their lives and are supported to enable them to determine their own goals within the context of a respectful and caring environment.

We are Trauma-Informed

Therapeutic fostering is not about becoming a therapist, it is a way of parenting a child who missed out on healthy emotional development and milestones in their early years. Traumatised children need extra help and encouragement to develop the positive self-esteem and confidence they need to do well in education and life in general. We have many truly exceptional families who do this impressive work every day.

We are Not-For-Profit

As a not-for-profit social enterprise, our entire surplus income is reinvested into the services and support we provide for foster carers, children and young people. This ensures that we provide the highest standards of care throughout all our services and that we operate a mutually beneficial opportunity to those committed to making a positive difference in the lives and communities we serve.

children currently in the care of Local Authorities, in England. 4% increase from 31st March 2018.

%

of these Looked After children were placed with Foster Carers.

children placed with foster carers whom were not a relative or friend.

Shortage of Registered Foster Carers in England, year on year.

A National Crisis!

On 31 March 2019, there were 44,450 fostering households, a 2% increase compared with 31 March 2018. In the same period, there has been a 3% increase in the number of children in foster care. There were almost 55,000 children and young people placed with foster carers on 31 March 2019.Year on year there is a national shortage of around 8,000 suitable foster carers to meet the national need.

Find out how you can be trained and supported to become a registered therapeutic foster carer today. Our Nation Needs you!

Findings from Fostering in England 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019 repo

Fostering Children in Nottingham

Train as a Therapeutic Foster Carer

We are committed to establishing, training and supporting therapeutic foster carers in the East Midlands; we believe in what we do and how we deliver our services. We are making the difference in our world through our vision and holistic approach to parenting, mental health and well-being.

We are enabling the children in our care to achieve their full potential and we work rigourously and closely with them to understand and meet their every need. Be part of this wonderful experience and change your life through saving a life!

To find out more about this life-changing opportunity, either contact us directly or by using our online Fostering Enquiry tool and we shall guide you through our simple process to become a therapeutic foster carer.

Social Enterprise

You could help make the difference today?

Fostering Families

Fostering Families is a therapeutic and innovative not-for-profit social enterprise that serves locally and regionally, to ensure every child has a safe and stable, loving family home in which to live and thrive.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Our response and support for foster carers

A GUIDE FOR FOSTER CARERS REGARDING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

We hope you are all well. We are very much thinking of you all at this difficult time. The health issues and concerns relating to Corona virus (Covid-19) are unfortunately continuing on and we very much hope that this impacts you and your family as little as possible; we do appreciate the challenges that are currently taking place.

As a Fostering Agency supporting children, young people and you, we are monitoring official guidance set out by National Government, Public Health England, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, World Health Organisation and are adapting our practices as suitably as possible, in order to reduce and minimise the threat and risks posed by Covid-19.

Please click on the button below to see national guidance and updates about Covid-19.

We are following the Government Guidance, NHS, Children’s Commissioner and other authorities to make sure we are doing everything we can.

If you have any questions, please email enquiries@fosteringfamilies.org.uk or speak to your social worker.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

 

Government Guidance