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Fostering in North East

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

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.

We offer:

  • 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.

Children’s participation

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.

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