Becoming a foster carer in the North East England

We can’t wait to help you make a difference.

Over 1,500 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’.

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Becoming a foster carer in the North East is one of the most rewarding decisions you’ll ever make. From your initial enquiry to your one-year anniversary as a foster carer, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

If you’ve ever thought about fostering, why not call our fostering expert, Emma, and get the information you need to take the next step in your foster care journey. Being a birth child of foster carers and a foster parent herself, Emma knows all there is to know about fostering and can give you the help, advice and information you need about fostering in the northeast of England.

If you’d like to find out more about becoming a foster carer in the North East, speak to Emma today on 0808 284 9217 or use the contact form to arrange a callback. We can’t wait to hear from you.

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Where you’ll find us

Our fostering services are available throughout the North East, so no matter where you live, we can offer you the hands-on training and support you need to become an effective and dedicated foster carer. From Northumberland to Newcastle, Middlesbrough to Durham, accessing our award-winning foster care training and support services couldn’t be easier.

As a foster carer in northeast England, you’ll benefit from the expert help and support of our foster training coordinator, Ali. Ali travels throughout the North East offering practical lessons and training courses to new and established foster carers, so you can develop new skills which will help you to fulfil your potential as a committed foster carer.

With support groups, training venues and regional offices throughout the North East, the NFA is always by your side. For more information on where to find us, call us today on 0808 284 9217

You can visit us in our Gateshead Office at Marquis Court, Unit B8, Gateshead, NE11 0RU.

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Are you fostering material?

Taking care of children in the North East takes all kinds of people, so no matter what your background or education, you could stand to make a difference to a young person. If you’re interested in fostering but not sure it’s right for you, take our quick quiz to see if you’d make the perfect foster carer.

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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 your questions to make things easier, 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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