Fostering in Darlington

Do you live in Darlington or in the surrounding areas and want to become a foster parent to a child or young person?

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Become a foster parent in Darlington

If you have a spare room, are over the age of 21 and have the heart and home to offer to a young person, Foster Care Associates Darlington would love to hear from you.

Care is at the heart of everything we do here in Darlington. It’s pivotal to supporting families, children and young people in order to provide them with the best possible opportunities for the future. If you’re over the age of 21 and have a spare room, you can be the difference a child needs by fostering in Darlington.

Set up by a former foster parent and former social worker in 1994, Foster Care Associates has grown to become one of the largest independent fostering agencies in the UK. Our vision has always been to invest in and nurture high standards in foster care. Choose to foster with us and you’ll receive an extensive local support network, excellent training, 24/7 advice and a rewarding new career.

Office opening hours

Monday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday: 9am-5pm
Wednesday: 9am-5pm
Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

By Phone

One of our team is available to talk to you over the phone to answer any of your fostering queries.

0191 217 3640

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Foster Care Associates, Shannon House, Mandale Park, Belmont Business Park, Durham, DH1 1TH

Become a foster parent with Foster Care Associates Darlington

When you choose to join the Foster Care Associates family in Darlington, you will be joining an amazing fostering provider. You’ll receive a generous financial allowance, 24/7 support and fantastic training opportunities. But more importantly, you’ll also have the chance to make a real difference to the life of a young person. What could be more rewarding?

Benefits of working with FCA

24/7 advice service

Excellent ongoing training

Access to your local fostering team

Competitive payments

Local support groups

Local support groups

24/7 fostering support in Darlington

Here at Foster Care Associates Darlington, we pride ourselves as being a friendly and welcoming group of people, who strive to make a difference to children and families lives.

In order to support our foster parents and children and young people in the best possible way, we have a regional group of highly skilled social workers and our own therapist who are brimming with experience and knowledge.

As well as continued around the clock support from your regional team, we provide you with ongoing training to help develop your skills throughout your fostering journey, including:

  • Safeguarding
  • First Aid
  • Child exploitation
  • Attachment and child development
  • Trauma and bereavement
  • Equality and diversity

It’s really important to us in Darlington that we welcome you into the Foster Care Associates family. That’s why we hold local support groups on a regular basis, to give you the time to reflect, share achievements and advice. All of which helps to build your support network with other foster parents in and around the region.

Darlington Fostering Allowance and Benefits

At Foster Care Associates Darlington, we believe foster parents should be rewarded for their hard work in changing children’s lives. That’s why we offer an allowance that takes into consideration the demands and cost of foster care. In addition, as a foster parent, you will receive additional benefits, including tax exemption on the first £10,000 you earn per year and additional tax breaks.

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