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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is part of a new collaborative partnership with the 11 other local authorities in the North East of England to collectively recruit much needed foster carers.

For the first time, anyone considering a career in fostering in our region, will now benefit from a united, single support hub, Foster with North East, which is backed by the Department for Education. 

You will continue to be supported by our experienced fostering team at Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council throughout your application, but our community of Foster with North East hub carers are also here to offer additional support and guidance throughout your fostering journey.  Everyone is on-hand to support you from the initial application process and beyond.

Become a foster carer

How to apply to become a foster carer.

Guide to becoming a foster carer

The different stages in the process of becoming an approved foster carer.

Private fostering

What private fostering is and who you need to inform if you are a private foster carer.

The Mockingbird Family Model

A new fostering service in Stockton-on-Tees.

Support for foster carers

Training and financial support available for foster carers.

Types of fostering

The different types of foster placements.