Fostering and Foster Care

Learn about fostering and how you can become a foster carer, including the variety of paid foster care roles you could offer to help children and young people. Would you like to share your time, experiences and wisdom, so you can share in a child's milestones, laughter and memories?


Contact our new regional enquiry team - Foster With North East - on 0800 917 7771

In our latest interview, Foster carer Allison talks about the importance of support from her Fostering Social Worker, Zuzana, and the team - click to read her story.

Thank you for visiting our Foster Care page.  There is lots of information about the application process and the different ways in which you can help support children in care.  If you can't find what you are looking for - our regional enquiry support hub - Foster With North East - will help to answer your questions and to explore your options.


Please get in touch to find out more:

You may be ready to apply or may wish to have an informal chat about your options for a time in the the future. 

Contact our friendly regional enquiry hub - Foster With North East on:


Enquiry form:

Phone: 0800 917 7771



If you'd like to come to a local event - please check out our events and news page, there are even more regional events listed on our Foster With North East site.

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Our children and families and their stories:

People ask us what it is like to foster, which is why we highly recommend you come and meet our carers at our "Is fostering for me?" events.  Our families are always keen to talk about their experiences - and why they wish they had started fostering sooner.

We're delighted that our children and families have shared their fostering stories below, so you can hear from them what it's all about online.  You can also view the videos on our YouTube playlist Watch all of our videos in our playlist by clicking here.


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Experienced or current foster carer?

Experienced or current foster carer? Click here to make a fast tracked enquiry.

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About Fostering and Foster Carers

Find out about the types of foster care role you could offer, our foster families and how you can become a foster carer

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Fostering information pack

Find out more about the process, the role and other frequently asked questions

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Support for foster families and children in care

Find out about the rewards of foster care and the support you, your family and children in care receive fostering with Northumberland

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Events and news

Find out about our local and online events that you could attend, as well as what's happening with Northumberland Foster Care

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Contact us

Whether you want to make an enquiry, apply or have an informal chat about your options fostering with us - please get in touch

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Mockingbird Foster Care

Find out more about the Mockingbird Family Model - a new type of foster care

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Fostering Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC)

Find out how you can support asylum seeking children and young people (UASC) in Northumberland.

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