Fostering in the East Midlands

Welcome to TACT East Midlands

With over 25 years experience in foster care, we are the UK’s largest dedicated fostering charity. When you choose to foster with TACT, you will receive a generous fostering allowance, 24/7 support and access to a comprehensive training programme.

Sadly, there are over 6,000 children in the East Midlands who cannot be looked after by their own family. We are urgently recruiting more foster carers in the East Midlands who can provide care and support to some of the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people. You could join our Fostering East Midlands team of foster carers!

We are recruiting foster carers all across the South of England, particularly in Derbyshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Peterborough.

Can I foster in the East Midlands?

The first step is to check that you fulfil the basic general fostering requirements:

  • Are you at least 21 years old?
  • Do you have at least one spare bedroom in your home?
  • Are you a full-time resident of the UK, or do you have indefinite leave to remain?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to all three questions, you have fulfilled the initial criteria. We would now like to talk to you further about why you would like to become a foster carer, and ask you some more questions. Please complete our ‘start your fostering journey’ form on this page.

Why foster with TACT?

Foster carers come to us for many reasons and they stay with us – because we help them do the most rewarding job in the world. Together we transform the lives of children and young people, giving them the chance to lead happy, loving, fulfilled lives.

At TACT we are more than just a fostering agency; as a charity we put our foster carers and the children they care for at the heart of everything that we do.

Choosing to become a foster carer is one of the most rewarding decisions you will ever make, and we will be by your side every step of the way making sure that you feel valued, encouraged and supported – that is why 98% of our foster carers would recommend fostering with TACT.

“Foster carers build strong, trusted relationships with their children. They make remarkable progress due to the skill, dedication and commitment offered by the carers and the supporting TACT team.” – Ofsted

Fostering East Midlands: read Ray's blog here“The support we give to the young people doesn’t end when they leave our house.”

“My life has always been very child focused. I have a 19-year-old son with my wife Anne who works in childcare, two older girls from my previous marriage and four grandchildren. My brother and sister-in-law had fostered with TACT for 23 years and we often spent time with children in their care. As we had a spare bedroom in our house, we decided that we would love to give a child a chance of a family life, with support and love, and so ten years ago i became a foster dad…”


What do TACT foster carers benefit from?

  • We are the UK’s largest dedicated fostering charity. This means that all our surplus income is reinvested into foster carers and our young people.
  • 24/7 support ensuring that whatever you face as a foster carer you are never alone
  • Competitive fees and allowances, worked out depending on the detail of each placement
  • An excellent training package, tailored to your needs and those of the children placed with you
  • Regular meetings and support groups, giving you the chance to meet other foster carers and share experiences. These take place in Northamptonshire, Peterborough, Nottinghamshire and Derby
  • Wellbeing events 3-4 times per year, including activities such as walks and meals out
  • Dedicated events for the children in your care, giving them the chance to meet other fostered children
  • Access to our specialist Health & Education Services, to further help you provide care to vulnerable children


This is Ramona, she looks after our Fostering East Midlands team


“Leaving my Local Authority role to join TACT was a decision I thought long and hard about. I chose TACT, as the agency’s values and vision to improve the lives of children and young people were very much in line with my own values – and I knew that with TACT being a charity, any surplus made would be invested back into the services offered to the children and their foster families”

– Ramona Catarig

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