What is Fostering? Advice from Newcastle Fostering Service

What is Fostering?

Photo of lady carrying child on backFoster carers provide a secure and loving home for children and teenagers who cannot live with their birth families.

There are lots of reasons why children cannot live with their families. It could be that they have been neglected or abused, or their parents may have an illness or personal problems which mean that they cannot care for their child. Sometimes a child or young person may have a disability or complex needs that their family cannot cope with.

The one thing all of these children and young people have in common is the need for care and support. Being a foster carer isn't always easy and you may face some tough challenges, but it's also very rewarding. And if you foster with Newcastle City Council we'll be there to give you advice and help every step of the way.

Apply to become a foster carer

Teenagers playing on games consoleIf you live in the North East of England within 50 miles of Newcastle and you'd like an informal chat about fostering, please call 0191 277 2430 or complete our fostering enquiry form.