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Questions about fostering allowance and payments

Finances when fostering is one of those topics that potential foster carers can feel shy to ask about. Please be reassured you don't need to feel embarrassed to ask questions about fostering payments and allowances.

Questions about your eligibility to foster

Wondering what we're looking for in a foster carer or what might prevent you from fostering? Please be reassured, there are very few barriers to fostering. Let's look at some of the most common questions about your personal circumstances and whether or how they have an impact on your eligibility to foster

Questions about foster carer homes

Sometimes potential foster carers have concerns that they won't be considered for fostering because they don't live in a big house or they aren't a homeowner. The truth is you probably don't need to make too many or any real changes to share your home with a child or young person. Read on to find the answers to the most common questions about foster carer homes here.

Questions about support and training

In this section we look at the questions we are asked most frequently about the support and training open to foster carers. All of which helps prepare for the role and enables carers to continue to develop their skills.

Questions about the child

Prospective foster carers are often keen to find out more about how best to support the babies, children and young people in their care. Here we look at the most commonly asked questions about children.

Questions about the application process

If you want to find out how to foster a child in the North East, you're in the right place. We know how important it is to be informed about the foster care journey so you can feel as prepared as possible when you do decide to apply. We've brought together some of the most common questions about how to become a foster carer. Here are the most frequently asked questions about becoming a foster carer.