Fostering in Derbyshire
Could you change a child’s life? Becoming a foster carer could mean offering children and young people the care, support and encouragement they need to start rebuilding their lives following a possible period of trauma and upheaval. It may surprise you to learn that 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. Unfortunately, it could also be because of abuse or neglect. TACT are recruiting foster carers in Derbyshire to provide safe and caring homes to these young people.
No previous childcare experience is necessary to start fostering in Derby, as full training will be provided. To start the application process, you just need 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 and an online foster carer portal. We are even currently developing our own specialist health service.
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 96% 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)