We believe you can foster

If you live in the North East of England and are interested in fostering a child, we're here to help. We cover the entire North East area, including Northumberland, Newcastle, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Durham, Gateshead and Teeside.

Here at Barnardo's Fostering North East, our team of experienced, dedicated social workers will support you throughout the whole of your fostering  journey. Our OFSTED grade is good.

The rewards are huge. Knowing you make a difference to a vulnerable child's life is something that will stay with you forever.

With activities and events where you can interact with other carers this may be the positive change you are looking for.

Get in touch

We can talk you through the fostering process and answer all your questions.

  • fill in our simple online form
  • call us on 0191 4929000
  • email us at [email protected]
  • visit our Facebook page
  • write to us at Barnardo's Fostering North East, First Floor Unit 1, Lumley Court, Drum Industrial Estate, Chester-le-Street, DH2 1AN
  • Young person with toddler

    Foster a child

    There are many different reasons why families start to foster but they all wish to make a difference to the lives of children and young people in care.

  • Jane and Vicky, foster carers with Barnardo's

    Vicky and Jane's story

    Vicky and Jane, from County Durham, have been welcoming young people into their home for four years. Explore their experience as foster carers.

  • A young girl and a woman sit talking on a bench in a park

    Further reading

    Our statement of purpose gives you detailed information about Barnardo's Fostering North East, and how we achieve good outcomes for the children in our care.