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Fostering in Sunderland

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

Become a foster parent in Sunderland

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 Sunderland would love to hear from you.

Care is at the heart of everything we do here in Sunderland. 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 Sunderland.

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.

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

Live chat

Have a chat with one of our dedicated fostering professionals

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Visit an office

Foster Care Associates, Evolve Business Centre, Cygnet Way, Houghton le Spring DH4 5QY

Benefits of working with FCA

24/7 advice service

Excellent ongoing training

Access to your local fostering team

Competitive payments

Local support groups

Local social activities and events

24/7 support for foster carers  in Sunderland

Here at Foster Care Associates Sunderland, we pride ourselves on being a friendly and welcoming group of people, who strive to make a difference to children's 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 therapists 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 Durham 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, and share achievements and advice. All of which helps to build your support network with other foster parents in and around the region.

Sunderland Foster Carer Allowance and Benefits

At Foster Care Associates Sunderland, 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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Have fun with Foster Care Associates Sunderland

There’s always something fun going on in the Foster Care Associates North East region; from theme park trips to fun day picnics to singing in the annual Foster Care Associates Big Sing Off Competition.  We bring everyone together, foster parents, children and young people and regional staff. You will find yourself joining a great community who provide you with a fun support network throughout your fostering journey.

Meet the team

Fostering in the North East

When you join Foster Care Associates North East you will be joining an experienced, creative, and inspirational fostering agency that is ambitious about providing the very best outcomes for children and young people.

Speak to our team

Whether you’re ready to start your journey or just want to chat with an expert, we're here to talk.

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