The Fostering process

The Fostering process

Newcastle City Council's Fostering team will be with you every step of the way as you start your fostering journey.

Why should I adopt?

Why should I foster?

Fostering is a life changing decision - for you and your family and also the young people you will care for and support. 

Who can foster?

Who can foster?

It takes a special type of person to foster, Newcastle City Council can help find the type of fostering that suits you and your family the most.

Welcome to Foster A Future, Newcastle City Council's Fostering Team

Thank you for thinking about fostering with Newcastle. Our website has lots of useful information about the process to becoming a carer and the different types of fostering you could do. 

We recruit foster carers from all types of backgrounds because each child in our care is an individual with their own needs, experiences and personality. If you are able to provide stability, security and support to children of all ages and circumstances, we'd like to hear from you. 

You can foster through our mainstream, Build A Future, Supported Lodgings, Short Breaks, Respite and Community fostering programmes. You can find more about these schemes here

We offer you lots of support and training and we pay you to foster.

We welcome enquiries from anyone within a 50-mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne, so if you're over 21, have a spare room and could offer a loving and supportive home to a child, we'd love to hear from you. Contact us today and speak with our Recruitment and Engagement Officer, Sam. She will be more than happy to chat to you about your fostering options and the benefits of changing a child's future.

Foster Carer Information Evenings: 

Keep checking here for news of when we will host another fostering information evening.

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If you live in the North East of England within 50 miles of Newcastle and you'd like to become a foster carer, please complete our fostering enquiry form, call us on 0191 277 2430 or email