On Saturday 24th June, Derby residents were invited to attend our informal recruitment event at Derby County Football Club to take the first steps into fostering.

Derby City Council’s own fostering team and our established, highly trained foster carers all took part in the event.

Councillor Sara Bolton, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People and Safeguarding, welcomed the attendees and thanked everyone for their support and interest. She said:

“I hope that many of those who came along to the event will go on to foster with us. It is such a rewarding and fulfilling role which makes a huge difference to our children in care.”

Councillor Jon Whitby attended the event offering his support for the drive to increase foster carers in Derby.

To find out more about fostering with us call 01332 640880 or visit derby.gov.uk/fostering/