Address: Unit 1 Lumley Court, Drum Industrial Estate, Chester-le-Street, Co Durham, DH2 1AN
Landline: 0191 49...
Barnardo's is one of the leading children's charities in the UK and we are urgently seeking carers in the North East to provide:
Temporary and short-term fostering
Permanent and long-term foster care
Foster to Adopt/Early Adoption (see our website for more information)
For all types of children and in particular sibling groups, teenagers, parent and child placements, black and minority ethnic children, children who are sexually exploited and those with challenging behaviours. As a fostering and adoption agency we help local authorities place children who might otherwise not find permanent families.
We welcome all applications. You can be married, single, divorced, any sexuality, cohabiting, with or without children, from all ethnic groups and religions, employed or unemployed - we assess all applications on merit. We offer generous financial assistance and excellent training and support. Join a team with 30 years' experience.
We believe that every child has a right to family life and Barnardo's has a successful history of placing children in new families.
We offer adoption, long term and permanent fostering, short term and emergency fostering and Short Break Care. We also offer specialist fostering services including placements for children who are sexually exploited and trafficked, children and young people on Remand and children requiring therapeutic placements.. As a fostering and adoption agency we help local authorities place children who might otherwise not find permanent families. We also offer Concurrent Planning or Foster to Adopt for babies aged 0-2 years. Please see our website for more information.
We believe that every child has a right to family life and Barnardo's has a successful history of placing children in new adoptive families and foster families.
At Barnardo's we:
Help keep brothers and sisters together.
Place children with physical and/or learning disabilities.
Find families for black and other ethnic minority children of all ages.
Place older children.
Help to increase choice and reduce delays for children who need families.
As the UK's leading children's charity, Barnardo's believes that by providing the right help, committed support, and belief, even the most vulnerable children can turn their lives around.
We also believe in our foster carers, providing high levels of guidance and support, working as a team to ensure both the needs of the foster parent and child are met.
As a Barnardo's foster carer you can expect a comprehensive training and support package to ensure your placement is successful for you and the child. You will also receive guidance throughout the process of becoming a foster carer and a fostering allowance to cover the cost of child care.
There's no such thing as a typical foster carer - they are a diverse group of people who come from many different backgrounds. They do however all have one thing in - the ability to provide a safe, loving, stable home environment to help a child grow and develop.
Putting the child's interests first is our priority at Barnardo's - we therefore welcome all applications regardless of race, religion, sexuality or marital status.
We know that the decision to become a foster carer is a big one. Throughout the process of fostering, Barnardo's will be there to support and guide you every step of the way.
Monday to Friday
09:00 to 17:00
Saturday to Sunday