Foster Care

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Rated GOOD by Ofsted in October 2018

There are currently more than 500 children in care in Sunderland. Could you give a child a loving home?

We are an independent fostering agency that provides foster care for children and young people who through no fault of their own cannot live with their parents.

Our foster carers receive ongoing training and support, plus a financial support package. We're open to applications from all walks of life and you don't have to live in Sunderland

What is a foster carer?

Foster carers take someone else's child into their home and look after them until they are able to return to their own family or are ready to move on.

There's no such thing as a typical foster carer - they come from all walks of life and all sorts of backgrounds. We welcome applications from all demographics and from anywhere within travelling distance of Sunderland.

The only thing we ask is that you must have a spare room in your home to accommodate a child.

There are several different types of fostering available with us, including anything from providing a few days to a few years of care. We offer ongoing training and support and are always on hand to help.

Will I get paid?

You will receive a fostering allowance, which is to cover the cost of caring for the child. 

There is also a foster carer fee scheme, which recognises and rewards commitment to continuous professional development.

Click here to read one foster family's story

How can I find out more?

We host an information evening every month that that runs from 6:30pm to 8pm that you may attend. There's no need to book, just come along.

Monday 11 March 2019 at Bede Tower, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR2 7DZ

Thursday 11 April 2019 at Hetton Centre, Welfare Road, Hetton le Hole, DH5 9NE

Monday 6 May 2019 at Bede Tower, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR2 7DZ

Thursday 13 June 2019 at Hetton Centre, Welfare Road, Hetton le Hole, DH5 9NE

Monday 8 July 2019 at Bede Tower, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR2 7DZ

Thursday 8 August 2019 at Hetton Centre, Welfare Road, Hetton le Hole, DH5 9NE

For the full list of Information Evenings in 2019, please visit our Events page.

Click to fill in our Foster Care Enquiry Form and one of our friendly team will be in touch.  

You contact our Foster Care team on:

Tel: 0191 520 5553
Email: fostering@togetherforchildren.org.uk

Click here to find out more about Private Fostering in Sunderland

Click here to read our Fostering FAQs

Also, please be sure to check out our attached files for more information about Foster Care below:

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Fostering Enquiry Form

Download our Fostering Enquiry Form

Fostering with Together for Children - Information Pack

This pack includes an FAQs section, detailed information on the steps and stages to become a foster carer, as well as sections on the different type of foster care and the criteria to become a foster carer.

Foster Carers' Handbook

Click to download our handbook for foster carers

Children's Guide to Foster Care

Download our Children's Guide to Foster Care

Fostering Service: Statement of Purpose

Fostering Service: Statement of Purpose

Family and Friends (Connected Carers)

Download our Family and Friends (Connected Carers) leaflet

Connected Carers Policy

Download our Connected Carers Policy

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