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Foster with North East

Foster with North East

Middlesbrough Council is part of a new collaborative partnership with the 11 other councils 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 council fostering teams across the North East region to bring together our in-depth knowledge about our communities in Middlesbrough to further support the needs of families, children, and young people.

You'll still be supported by our experienced fostering team at Middlesbrough 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 here 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're 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, visit the Foster with North East website.