This website provides support and learning materials for Nottinghamshire County Council foster carers.

It has been created to provide you with resources, information, development and education to help you on your fostering journey.

Not a foster carer? If you are interested in becoming a foster carer, please visit the County Council website or fill out the enquiry form.

Contact details for the fostering teams 

Central and Short Breaks Fostering Team 

Manager: Jayne Ripley –

Manager: Lucy Andrewartha –

Team Duty Email:

Team Duty Numbers: Central:  0115 8044433 Short Breaks 0115 8043475

South Fostering Team

Manager: Ruth Goodison –

Team Duty Email:

Team Duty Number: 0115 8546477

North Fostering Team

Manager: Nicola Hardy –

Team Duty Email:

Team Duty Number: 0115 8044935

Family and Friends Team

Manager: Rachel Taylor-Murray –

Team Duty Email:

Team Duty Number: 0115 8044395

Fostering Family Support Team

Please speak to your Supervising Social Worker for further information about a fostering family support referral.

To contact one of the Fostering Training Co-ordinators


Fostering Recruitment and Assessment Team

Manager: Rochelle Wallace –

Team number: 0115 8044440

Team email:


Other useful contact details

Fostering Out of Hours Support

A dedicated Out of Hours telephone support line is available to all foster carers

Monday to Friday 6-10pm

Saturdays, Sundays, and Bank Holidays 10am-10pm

Tel: 0800 0858995

The Nottinghamshire County Council Emergency Duty Team (EDT)

EDT is available when the Fostering Out of Hours support line is closed

Tel: 0300 4564546       

Payment/Financial Enquiries

Tel: 0115 8043840 Email:

The Fostering Network Advice and Mediation: 

As an NCC foster carer you are automatically made a member of the UK’s leading fostering charity, Fostering Network. You can see more on their website here

Our local Fostering Network Advice and Mediation contact:

Caron Heath - 0133 2959980 - mobile 07918 708945 - email


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