Fostering in Derbyshire
Many of our foster carers in Derbyshire tell us that the main reason why they chose to foster was to change children’s lives.
Becoming a foster carer in Derbyshire would mean offering children and young people the care, support and encouragement they need to start rebuilding their lives. Many of these children will have suffered a period of upheaval. Having to leave their home in the first place is stressful by itself, but to have also experienced abuse, neglect or conflict within their family home can leave these vulnerable young people traumatised.
Unfortunately, hundreds of children in Derbyshire come into care every week, for lots of different reasons. It could be because of conflict within the family home, meaning that children need to be temporarily removed while that conflict is resolved. It could also be due to an illness, resulting in a parent or guardian being physically unable to meet the needs of their children. Sadly, it could also be because of abuse or neglect. TACT are recruiting foster carers in Derbyshire to provide safe and caring homes for these vulnerable children.
No previous childcare experience is necessary to start fostering in Derby, as full training will be provided. However, some form of childcare experience would be preferable. You may have worked with children in a previous role, or you may even have your own children. Whatever the experience you have, you will be able to bring this across into fostering.
To start the application process, you just need to be aged 21 or over, have at least one spare bedroom in your home, a caring and nurturing character – and lots of energy to provide a child with a secure and loving home. If this sounds like something that you could do, you could join our Fostering Derbyshire Team!
Why foster in Derbyshire with TACT?
TACT is the UK’s largest dedicated fostering charity – enabling us to provide care for children on a national level. We reinvest any surplus income into providing more support and training for foster carers interested in fostering. We work closely with Derbyshire Children’s Services to carefully match children in need of a home with our wonderful team of foster carers.
As one of the leading fostering agencies in Derbyshire, we provide our foster carers with training and support that is local to them – to enable them to change young people’s lives. Because we reinvest surplus income, we can provide additional support over and above what is required of a fostering charity, such as a dedicated education service, health service and an online foster carer portal.
We’re more than just a fostering agency – we go above and beyond to look after our foster carers and the children they provide care for. Our TACT Connect service ensures that when children leave the care system, they have TACT’s support for life.
This is why 98% of our carers would recommend us to others thinking of fostering.
“The support we’ve received from TACT throughout our fostering journey has been outstanding. We’ve utilised the support of other foster carers and accessed support groups which have been incredibly helpful, while there is always someone from TACT at the other end of the phone whenever we have needed it.”
– Foster Carer (East Midlands)