Become a foster carer
Foster carers provide a stable family life for children and young people who are unable to live with their parents at a particular point in their lives.
To become a foster carer, you need to:
- be 25 or over (in some circumstances we will consider people between 21 and 25 years old)
- have a separate spare bedroom suitable for a child or young person (unless you are fostering babies who can be accommodated in a cot in a main bedroom)
- be a full-time resident in the UK or have leave to remain
- have the time and commitment to give to a child or young person, often on a full-time basis
How to apply
If you are interested in becoming a foster carer, request a fostering information pack.
Request a fostering information pack
You can also use the following contact details to get in touch.
Phone: 01642 526218
What happens next?
To find out about the next steps after you make your enquiry including the assessment, read our step-by-step guide to becoming a foster carer.
We hold a range of information sessions throughout the year to help you learn more about becoming a foster carer. They're informal and local. They offer a convenient way to ask questions before progressing to the 'Initial Visit' stage, when a Social Worker will visit you at home.
Visit one of our information stands or book onto one of the following information sessions by contacting 01642 526218, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us on facebook.
- Information stand - Friday 13 Januray 2023 at North Tees Hospital
- Virtual information session (dependent upon interest) - Monday 30 January 2023, 5pm to 7pm
- Information session - Wednesday 8 February 2023, 10am to 12pm at Yarm Library
- Virtual information session - Thursday 23 February 2023
- Information session - Thursday 9 March 23, 1pm to 3pm at Ingleby Barwick Library