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Fostering in North East

We're first choice provider for all 12 North east local authorities

If you’re based in the North East and interested in fostering in the North East then become a foster carer in the North East with Fostering People. We’ll help you get the most from your fostering experience. We’ve twice been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted across England


We’re Recruiting Foster Carers In The Following Locations

Darlington
Durham
Gateshead
Hartlepool
Middlesborough
Newcastle
North Tyneside
Northumberland
Redcar
South Tyneside
Stockton-on-Tees
Sunderland

Types of Fostering Placements in the North East

Short Term Fostering

This involves caring for a child or young person on a temporary basis for a few days, weeks, months or even years while arrangements are made for their future.

Long Term Fostering

This involves looking after a child or young person on a permanent basis until they reach adulthood and are ready to live independently.

Disability Fostering

Disability fostering involves looking after a child with a disability, which could be physical, mental or a child or young person with health needs.

Respite Fostering

Respite involves a child or young person going to stay with another foster carer while their regular carer takes a short break, normally for the weekend or a little longer.

Parent and Child Fostering

This specialist type of care involves a young parent and child, normally a mother and baby, living with a foster family.

Remand Fostering

Many young offenders are better placed in foster care than in an institution and family support can reduce their risk of re-offending.

Transitions Fostering

These specialist placements enable young people to make the transition from living in institutional settings, such as children’s homes, to a family environment.

Sanctuary Seeking Fostering

This involves caring for a young person who has been separated from his or her family and is applying for asylum in the

Emergency fostering

For a variety of reasons, children can need foster care in an emergency, where there is no time for introductions prior to placement. These placements are usually needed with only a few hours’ notice and are often short term in nature.

Could You Foster In The North East?

We welcome applications from anyone interested in fostering regardless of your sexuality or gender, whether you’re single, married or living with a partner, as long as you have been living together for a year or more.

– All carers must be at least 21 years old
– You must be able to provide a stable home
– A spare room is required for the child you foster


Why Choose Us To Foster In The North East?

– A fostering allowance of £381.50 – £631.50 per week per child
– Initial and continuing training and development opportunities
– Regular visits from a dedicated and experienced social worker
– Rated ‘Outstanding’ twice by Ofsted across England
– Locally-based support groups
– 24 hour support; 7 days a week, 365 days a year
– Fun social activities

Want To Find Out More?

We’re facing a shortage of 450 foster carers in the North East. So if you’re thinking of fostering, we’d love to hear from you. To find out more about joining us, fill in our online enquiry form and we’ll get back to you.

Our Carers

Dennis and Linda

“There’s no better reward than a child’s trust.” With five birth children and ten grandchildren, Dennis and Linda had always been used to having lots of children around and, once their own children had left home, fostering felt like the next natural step. They started fostering three years ago and their fostering career has kept...

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Julie and Steve

“Fostering is like a roller coaster, but there are always many more ups than downs.” Since joining Fostering People in 2008, Julie and Steve have experienced the full range of joys and challenges that fostering brings. Julie explains: “I used to be a childminder and loved having children around the house. Whilst childminding, I attended...

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Victoria and Marc

“We’d recommend fostering to anyone.” Victoria and Marc have really embraced fostering and all that goes with it. Victoria had spent over 18 years as a teacher, working in a special needs and behavioural unit. This was invaluable experience and gave her a wealth of skills for fostering. Victoria explains: “I have always been very...

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Andi

Our journey with Reece It was a day we would never forget, driving home from Nottingham after being approved as foster carers at our Panel meeting. We were on cloud nine, excited to get home to that chilled bottle of champagne in the fridge to celebrate our new vocation. A call came through from Fostering...

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