Becoming a foster carer in the North East England

We can’t wait to help you make a difference

Over 1500 foster children and young people need love and support in the North East. And with the help of our community, you can help us give them what Ofsted called ‘Outstanding experiences and progress’.

Let’s talk!

Ready to answer your questions and start your journey is your North East fostering expert, Emma. Being a birth child of foster carers and a foster parent herself, she knows all there is to know about fostering, and can give you all the help you need.

If you’d like to know more about fostering in the North East, fill in our contact form and we’ll give you a call back. Or phone Emma on 0808 284 9217 to talk to her straight away.

We can’t wait to help you start fostering.

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Where you’ll find us

You’ll never have to go far for your assessments or support groups. Whether you’ll be fostering in Northumberland, Newcastle, Middlesbrough or somewhere in between, we’ll always be close by.

Our training coordinator, Ali, travels throughout the North East. And you’ll have the support of local social workers 24/7. So help is always there if you need it.

We offer fostering services across the UK, from the North East and Yorkshire to Scotland and Wales, so it’s easy to find the support you need to become a foster carer wherever you’re based.

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Are you fostering material?

Fostering in the North East takes people from many different backgrounds and with many different lifestyles. You don’t need any formal qualifications, but how do you know if you’re right for the job?

To answer that question, take our quick quiz. It could change your life.

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You’re perfect!

You’re not quite ready yet

It sounds like you’ve got the love to give and the time to spare. So we’d love to invite you to start your journey as a foster carer with us.

You need to be able to answer ‘yes’ to all the questions in our quiz to become a foster carer. Get in touch for some friendly advice about making the necessary changes to start your journey with us

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What would you like to know?

Welcoming a foster child into your life is one of the most rewarding things you can do. If we can answer any questions to make it easier, don’t hesitate to call us on 0808 284 9217. Or select a common question below to find out more about becoming a foster carer.

What’s it like to be a foster family?

Read stories from our existing foster carers to find out more about what fostering is like. Our foster carers are based in the North East and beyond, and every single one is an inspiration.

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Kevin's story

When Kevin first came into my life, he changed me forever, and I like to think I changed him too.

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David's Story

My husband Mike and I currently foster a 17-year-old unaccompanied asylum seeking young person called David.

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Laura's story

Laura came to us straight from hospital as a 2-year-old who was the size of a 3-month old baby due to severe neglect.

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