You will get paid a generous weekly allowance, which varies according to the age and needs of the child(ren) you foster. We also make additional payment to cover the costs of birthdays, religious celebrations, mileage, and any equipment required. See our payments page for full details.
Yes. It doesn’t matter if you are working or not. We simply look for people who can offer a caring home. We do ask about finances, but this applied to applicants who are in work too.
No. We welcome people who are married, single, living together, or in a civil partnership.
If you are over 21 and can provide a stable and caring home, you can foster. There is no upper age limit.
On average it takes about 6 months from application to approval. This time is reduced for those wanting to transfer from an independent fostering agency.
No, unless there are very exceptional circumstances. When children have contact with their family members, this is done in a neutral place like a contact centre.
Yes. Lots of our carers combine working and fostering. If you work full-time or part-time, there are certain types of fostering that you may be more suited to.
Yes. We welcome applications from couples in same-sex relationships, or single gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender people.
If you are an approved foster carer with Nottingham City Council, please follow the link below to request your badge: