Fostering in Derby and


AFA are actively seeking new and experienced foster carers to provide a nurturing, loving and caring home for children living in Derbyshire.

Interested in fostering in Derbyshire?

If you’ve been thinking about becoming a foster carer, you’ve come to the right place! As a foster carer at AFA Fostering, you’ll be trained and supported to care for some of the most vulnerable children in society. Many of these children have suffered abuse. As a consequence they cannot live with their families. Fostering can be challenging, but is equally very rewarding. Especially when children achieve and develop in areas where they have struggled previously.

Children in need of foster care come from all different backgrounds and ages. We need to find safe homes for babies right through to older teenagers. All have gone through some extreme and often unkind treatment. These children deserve the stability of living with a loving and caring family. With the right foster family, they can thrive and be supported to achieve to the best of their abilities.

Where in Derbyshire do we need foster carers?

There are children and young people across Derbyshire in need of care. Therefore, we’re looking for foster carers in Derby, Ilkeston, Long Eaton, Ripley, Alfreton, Swadlincote, Chesterfield and surrounding villages. We strive to keep children as close to home as possible so they can continue to attend their local school. So wherever you are in Derbyshire, we’d love to hear from you.

How does AFA support foster carers in and around Derby?

As an AFA foster carer, you will be allocated a qualified social worker. You will receive genuine 24/7 support through our local Midlands office based in Castle Donington. Our social workers provide bespoke support to foster carers, depending on your individual needs.

AFA offers comprehensive training and support to foster carers, both before and after approval. This training takes place at local venues within reasonable traveling distance from Derbyshire.

AFA is a highly regarded and experienced independent fostering agency. Why not find out more about joining our family? Please get in touch.

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This information will only be used to process your expression of interest within AFA as a potential foster carer and will not be shared with any 3rd party.

Already a foster carer?

We’d love to hear from experienced foster carers too. Find out more about transferring fostering agency.