Looked-after children

Looked-after children

A child or young person is ‘looked-after’ if they are in the care of the local authority. This can be either under a legal order or voluntary agreement with parents. Children may live with foster carers, in a residential home, with approved family and friends, foster carers or remain at home with parents under a care order, depending on their circumstances.

Adoption

Adoption
It doesn’t matter if you’re single, a couple, straight or gay or already have an older family – we’d love to hear from you. Call 01670 62 62 62 to enquire about starting or growing your family, or email adopt@northumberland.gov.uk You’ll reach our friendly team, here to talk through your options, answer your questions and help you through the process. There is a shortage of people coming forward to adopt, so please pass this information on to friends and family.

Foster Care

Foster Care
See the variety of paid foster care roles to help children and young people. We are a friendly team ready to answer any questions you have. Call us on 01670 62 62 62 for an informal chat or email foster@northumberland.gov.uk You can also attend a recruitment session near you or book a face to face session at our office.

Virtual School and inclusion support services

Virtual School and inclusion support services

Private fostering

Private fostering
If another person's child lives with you, then you could be a private foster carer – so find out more about the role and responsibilities.