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Fostering in Newtownabbey

Children and young people need fostering in Newtownabbey, County Antrim. When you become a foster carer in Newtownabbey, we offer local training, 24/7 support, peer support, and the opportunity to be the best you can be in your role.

If you’re considering becoming a foster carer in Newtownabbey, choose to work with a fostering agency that has friendly local teams who will support you all the way.

National Fostering Group is the largest independent fostering agency in the UK and Northern Ireland, with superb agency coverage across all regions – meaning you have the support of a team close to you.

We are the leading fostering agency in the Newtownabbey area and work in partnership with Health and Social Care Trusts to place children and young people in homes where they can thrive.

As a foster carer for the National Fostering Group, you’ll have unparalleled access to professional support and excellent free training on your doorstep. We want you to thrive too, being the best you can be in your role as foster carer.

In addition, you’ll have access to a large and active peer network that includes several local support groups.

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Fostering agencies in Newtownabbey

  • Established for more than two decades, National Fostering Group has teams (agencies) across the UK and Northern Ireland
    Our fostering agency in the Newtownabbey area is Kindercare Fostering, which works with over 70 foster carers and around 100 children
  • The agency office is in Belfast and covers all Northern Ireland
  • We are currently recruiting for new foster carers in all five Trust areas
  • Our foster carers in Newtownabbey are supported 24/7 by a small team with a family ethos
  • You will receive a generous fostering allowance for a child in your care
  • People from all walks of life are suitable to become a foster parent
  • Many types of fostering are available in Newtownabbey, including emergency and long-term placements
  • You’ll get excellent free training on different aspects of fostering at a local venue

Fostering in the Newtownabbey area

Dozens of children are waiting to find foster parents in the Newtownabbey area and across County Antrim.

Kindercare Fostering, part of National Fostering Group, covers Belfast, Lisburn, Newry, Eniskillen, Omagh, Derry, Coleraine, Cookstown, Bangor and Ballymena.

Start your fostering journey with National Fostering Group

  • We have fostering agencies all across the UK
  • Over 3,000 carers already part of our family
  • Benefit from our local support groups and social workers
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