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Fostering in North East

We're first choice provider for all 12 North east local authorities

Thinking of becoming a carer in the North East? We’ll help you get the most from your fostering experience.

That’s because we’ve been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted across every area of our business not just once, but twice.

Your local support network

We’re looking for foster carers in areas across the North East. Whether you live in County Durham or Northumberland, Teeside or Tyne and Wear, your local team is never far away.

There’s always plenty going on in your region too. From support groups to fun days, and coffee mornings to awards ceremonies, our North East team host regular events.

Find out what’s going on near you with the latest news from your region.

Want to find out more?

We’re facing a shortage of 450 foster carers in the North East. So if you’re thinking of fostering, we’d love to hear from you. To find out more about joining us, fill in our online enquiry form and we’ll get back to you.

Our Carers

Dennis and Linda

“There’s no better reward than a child’s trust.” With five birth children and ten grandchildren, Dennis and Linda had always been used to having lots of children around and, once their own children had left home, fostering felt like the next natural step. They started fostering three years ago and their fostering career has kept...

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Julie and Steve

“Fostering is like a roller coaster, but there are always many more ups than downs.” Since joining Fostering People in 2008, Julie and Steve have experienced the full range of joys and challenges that fostering brings. Julie explains: “I used to be a childminder and loved having children around the house. Whilst childminding, I attended...

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Victoria and Marc

“We’d recommend fostering to anyone.” Victoria and Marc have really embraced fostering and all that goes with it. Victoria had spent over 18 years as a teacher, working in a special needs and behavioural unit. This was invaluable experience and gave her a wealth of skills for fostering. Victoria explains: “I have always been very...

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