Fostering in Nottingham and


There are more than 1,500 children and young people in care in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. These children are from all backgrounds and of all ages, from babies to teenagers. All have had very difficult life experiences and desperately need stable and supportive families in which they can feel safe and secure.

Fostering is challenging, but it is also one of the most rewarding things that you can do. Providing stability, support, love and care in your home for a child who really needs it, and seeing that child grow and develop in your care, is enormously fulfilling.

Could you be a foster carer in Nottingham?

We are actively seeking foster carers in Nottingham and the surrounding areas. Even if you have no previous experience of being a foster carer, we’d love to speak to you. If you have the desire to help support young people and offer a stable, loving environment, you could make a great foster carer.

Where else in Nottinghamshire do we need foster carers?

It’s important that children in care are able to stay close to their families and friends. It can also help if they can continue to attend their local school. We therefore need new and experienced foster carers across Nottinghamshire.

If you are in Nottingham, Newark-on Trent, Worksop, Retford, Mansfield, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Kirkby-in-Ashfield or any other surrounding towns and villages, please get in touch.

What support will you get?

If you’re fostering in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, you’ll receive the very highest levels of support, training and supervision from our experienced Midlands team. Our Midlands Office is in Castle Donington. AFA staff are always available for advice or just a listening ear, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

AFA is a highly regarded and experienced independent fostering agency. To find out more about joining our family please get in touch.

Get in touch

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.