Fostering in North East
If you’re looking for an outstanding local fostering agency in the North East that can provide you with local support, training and events, then you’ve come to the right place.
We provide fostering services to communities right across the North East from Teesside to Northumberland.
We have locally-based social workers throughout the region to provide you with the very best support.
With a shortage of 450 foster carers in the North East, we’d really like to hear from you if you’re considering becoming a foster carer. Give us a call on freephone 0800 077 8159 or 0115 945 5445 if calling from a mobile.
One of the keys to our success has been the great relationships we’ve forged with our foster carers, and this is due to our community approach to fostering. We have local teams working directly with our foster carers.
- 24/7 support, 365 days a year.
- A fostering fee that recognises your professional skills.
- Consultation with qualified therapists and education staff.
- Paid respite and/or holidays.
- Membership of FosterTalk, an independent voluntary benefit scheme aimed at the needs of foster carers.
- Comprehensive training programme.
- Social events and activities for all the family.
Training is a vital part of fostering and we offer comprehensive, flexible and outstanding training, ensuring you have access to the very best information to help you provide the very best support to the young people in your care.
At Fostering People, we believe every young voice is important. Young people from across the North East are invited to attend our children’s council. Both foster children and carers’ own children can and do influence how Fostering People operates, and their views are fed straight back to our management team. Children also contribute to their own magazine, ‘TeenScene’, which is written and edited by young people.
“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...Read more
“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...Read more
“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...Read more
Hi, I’m Lisa, the principal social worker in the North East. My job is to make sure that everyone is well supported and doing the best job they can. I have worked for Fostering People for four years now and love being part of carers’ journeys through fostering. It’s a pleasure to be able to...Read more
I offer supervision and support to foster carers in the North East and contribute to the delivery of an ongoing training schedule. I hold a certificate in residential work with adolescents, attained in 1997, and I qualified as a social worker in 1999. I first started my career working with children in 1990 when I...Read more
Hi my name is Sarah. I am the Fostering Support Worker in the North East for Fostering People and I am a qualified Social Worker. I started working for Fostering People in September 2012 and it’s the best decision I have ever made! It’s my dream job and I love it!! Fostering People are an...Read more