Short and Long Term Foster Care

  • Job Reference: FFJAugust2020
  • Date Posted: 11 August 2020
  • Employer: Northumberland County Council Foster Care
  • Website:
  • Location: North East England
  • Salary: £457 to £2,188 Per Month
  • Bonus/Benefits: Allowances to £950 PCM per child plus mileage and additional expenses
  • Sector: Community & Sport, Government & Defence, Self Employment, Social care
  • Job Type: Full Time, Part Time, Home Based

Job Description

Fostering 2020:  You can help children this year through a paid foster care role

  • Would you like to work with local children and young people?

  • Do you have a spare bedroom? 

  • Looking for a new role that comes with great support and training?

  • Live in or around Northumberland or Tyne and Wear?

We need people from all different backgrounds, to care for all kinds of children and young people across the county, aged from 0 to 18 years.  We work with you to see which foster care scheme is best for you and your household.


The basic fee is payable 52 weeks of the year and the fostering allowance is payable in addition to the fee when you have a child in placement.  Not all agencies pay a retainer style fee - many only pay when you have a child staying with you.

Our foster carers benefit from: 

  • 24 / 7 support from dedicated teams - including education, health, therapeutic, respite

  • Generous allowances (plus individual enhancements) paid for each child

  • Competitive weekly incomes - paid regardless of placement

  • Pre-approval training

  • Guidance on scheme options

  • An ongoing free training programme including accredited courses

  • Extensive support network of foster carers and other professionals

  • Family social events

  • Discounted and free activities

  • Active Northumberland - discounted access to leisure centres

  • Foster Talk membership - including support with self employment

  • Job satisfaction from helping local children and young people


"Is fostering for me?" online event - find out how you can help local children and young people
At this informal session, you get a chance to learn about the different roles, the training and application process and have a chat with our fantastic families and the rest of the team.
Thursday 20th August starting at 5.30pm
To book a place and receive the joining link and instructions - please click our Eventbrite link below:
To get more information on these schemes and the application process, please contact our recruitment officer Caroline on 01670 62 62 62. Or email   Read more online  Please quote: FFJAugust2020