• North Tyneside Council is part of a new collaborative partnership with the 11 other local authorities.

  • Join us to find out more about fostering

  • Fostering is life changing. Find out what's involved and who can do it.

  • Find out why more and more people choose to foster with North Tyneside Council.

  • There are many different types of fostering. Find out which is best suited to you and your family.

  • We offer competitive weekly fees and support you all the way.

  • Fostering is life-changing. Don't just take our word for it, read what our foster carers say.

Foster with North East

North Tyneside 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.  

We’re joining forces with other local authority fostering teams across the North East region to bring together our in-depth knowledge about our communities in North Tyneside to further support the needs of families, children and young people.  

You will continue to be supported by our experienced fostering team at North Tyneside 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. 

We’re also working together to strengthen the North East fostering community through the Fostering Network’s Mockingbird programme, which we are the first region in the UK to be fully signed up to, and our new Foster with North East buddy mentor scheme, which links new foster carers to experienced foster carers in their area for further knowledge sharing and support.  

To find out more or start your fostering journey today, head over to the Foster with North East website

You can also find out about the individual offering of each local authority within Foster with North East by visiting the individual partner profile pages on the Foster with North East website. 

Fostering contact

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Telephone: 0800 917 7771

Information pack

Information pack

Download our guide to fostering in one handy information pack.

Guides for young people

Guides for young people

Download helpful guides that explain the fostering process to children and young people.