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Foster Carers

Could you help make a difference to a child's life?

Are you patient and caring?

Would you like to work with children or young people and have child-centred values?

Do you have a good sense of humour?

Are you over 21 and have a spare room?

If you answer yes to all of the above, we'd like to hear from you.

Barnardo's is one of the leading children's charities in the UK and we are urgently seeking carers in the North East to provide temporary and emergency care, permanent, long-term fostering and short-break care for all types of children, including sibling groups, disabled children, parent and child placements, black and minority ethnic children and those with challenging behaviours.

We welcome all applications and assess all on merit.

You can be married, single, divorced, any sexuality, cohabiting, with or without children, from all ethnic groups and religions, employed or unemployed - we assess all applications on merit. We offer generous financial assistance and excellent training and support. Join a team with over 30 years' experience.

We never said it'd be easy but it is very rewarding. "I've got the family I've always wanted. It's definitely the best thing that could have happened"- Lauren, fostered through Barnardo's.

At Barnardo’s we offer:

  • full ongoing training,
  • 24-hour support,
  • access to a psychologist and other specialist services, competitive fees
Contact information

Please contact us on 0191 492 9000 or email us at

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