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Fostering North East can provide the following types of foster placements for children of all ages and with differing needs:

Long-Term Fostering

We are able to provide permanent foster placements for children who are unable to live within their own families and specifically have a number of placements for children with complex medical and social needs. Young people are expected to remain in these placements until they reach independence and will receive full support and guidance from their foster carers to move into adulthood.

• Short-Term Fostering / Emergency Care

This could be anything from a couple of weeks to a couple of years and can be provided if appropriate foster carers are available. Children placed in these circumstances will be anxious, distressed, even traumatised and foster carers receive a high level of support from the agency at this time.

• Short Break or Respite Fostering

In the belief that all children are best cared for within their immediate or extended families, short-break fostering can provide families with an organised programme of regular breaks, enabling them to continue caring for their children in the long-term. This service is particularly relevant for families with children who have a disability or complex needs and where parents are struggling.

To make a referral or for more information

Telephone 0191 228 0111 and ask for Fostering or email
For out of hours referrals please ring 0191 242 4805 – Ext 207 and your call will be redirected to the on-call duty worker.

More information for purchasers

Further information is available from our information brochure.