also known as: Respite Care.
Welcome to our fostering service. Find out more about the different types of fostering that are right for you and your family, what’s involved, and how to get started. Meet our foster families, children and young people and find the answers to your questions.
It's Foster Care Fortnight 2013: Get in the Frame
Put yourself in the frame for one of the many different
types of foster care
Check out the qualities that our young people believe
make a good foster carer
We need foster carers in Northumberland to
look after children and young people who need stability, security
and support at a difficult time. Find out more about the
different types of foster care to suit you.
Good foster carers come from all walks of
life, but there are certain criteria you have to meet. Check
to see if you are eligible at this time and find out everything you
need to know about what it takes to foster.
Learn about the process step by step.
Fostering with Northumberland County Council
has many benefits and we offer a fantastic support network,
training and financial support. If you are an experienced or
current foster carer, find out more about the transfer process and
how we can help.
Read our case studies and watch our short
films to get an insight into what fostering is really like, from
both the adults’ and child’s perspective.
We hold regular information sessions where you
can meet foster carers and find out more about our service. Can you
come along to the next one? Take a look at our fostering articles
and press releases here too.
READY? Next steps
We realise that it’s not always the right time
for people to start fostering. Please be reassured that you
are under no obligation to continue the recruitment process at any
stage if you decide that it is not the right time, or if indeed
fostering is not for you at all. The team are here to support
and guide you every step of the way throughout the recruitment
process and beyond.
When you are ready to take the first step
– contact our recruitment officer on
01670 62 62 62 or
submit the ‘I am interested’ form
Please pass this information on to friends and family who may
consider fostering too.
Looking for a quick answer?
have prepared a list of answers to the most common questions
I still have a question.
Please contact us to ask a question or discuss anything you feel
has not been covered on this site. We don’t consider any question
too small, big or silly to answer!
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