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Fostering

Online question and answer session

If you've ever thought about fostering, come along to find out more about fostering with South Tyneside Council at one of our online question and answer sessions taking place every Wednesday.

Online question and answer session

Thinking about fostering?

There is no such thing as a typical foster carer. Find out about fostering with South Tyneside Council, and read stories from our carers and children.

Thinking about fostering?

Mockingbird Family Model

The Mockingbird Family Model is a new way of providing foster care. It's like having a big, extended family to support you and the children you care for.

Mockingbird Family Model

Who can foster?

Foster carers in South Tyneside come from all walks of life. We don't think there is such a thing as a typical foster carer.

Who can foster?

Steps to fostering

Find out about the process of becoming a foster carer with South Tyneside Council.

Steps to fostering

How much would I get paid?

We now offer ‘Payment for Skills’ where the more experience and qualifications carers gain, the more they will be paid.

How much would I get paid?

Information evenings

We hold Information Evenings on the last Thursday of every month. This is a great opportunity to find out more about fostering.

Information evenings

Frequently asked questions

Check out our frequently asked questions about becoming a foster parent.

FAQs

Private fostering

Are you looking after some else's child? Private fostering is when a child is living and being cared for by someone who is not a close relative or parent.

Private fostering

Long-term fostering

Many children across the UK live with their foster families for many years, and sometimes for the whole of their childhood and beyond.

Long-term fostering

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