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

We need more foster carers for our children and young people, so please get in touch to find out more or to get the ball rolling. Places are limited so please call, email, message or to book for an event.

Your next "Is fostering for me?" event online via Microsoft Teams:

Tuesday 16th January starting at 6pm 

Call or text 07779 983 165 or email  to book a place and we'll send you a calendar invitation link. If you haven't got time to book, please join us at 6pm via this Microsoft Teams link:
16 January link

Your next face-to-face "Is fostering for me?" event:

Wednesday 7 February starting at 6pm

Hirst Welfare Centre, Alexander Road, Ashington, NE63 9HN

Call or text 07779 983 165 or email  to book a place


More events across the region are listed on

Other Northumberland events coming up:
Thursday 14 March online via Teams

The "Is fostering for me?" event is an informal session which aims to answer your initial questions about foster care -  the process and the role.  Foster families join us to have a chat about their experiences, along with other members of the team. You don't have to ask any questions - you can simply join us and hear more about fostering.

While we need more foster carers urgently for all ages of children, we particularly seek families for school age children, sibling groups and long term permanent homes for children who cannot return home.  There’s no pressure to start the process. We know foster care is very different from any other job, so we are here to help you decide if foster care is for you.

If you can't make the next session - you can always call our regional enquiry team - Foster With North East:


Phone: 0800 917 771

Below are useful links for fosters. Please click on them to explore: