Fostering with South Tyneside Council
What support is available
South Tyneside Fostering Service offers support to its carers 24 hours per day.
Our carers enjoy the benefits of a well established and supportive foster care community.
We have an active Foster Care Liaison Group who meet regularly with staff.
They organise various activities throughout the year for the carers and the children they look after.
They also offer support to other carers and can act as representatives to take issues forward.
Help with equipment
There is a set up grant available to allow you to purchase the equipment you need for a child in placement.
This is a one off payment.
Part of the weekly allowance provided is to purchase additional / replacement items when needed.