About Foster Care Solutions


Foster Care Solutions is an established and progressive organisation committed to delivering a high quality service to children, young people, foster carers and local authorities across the North East of England.

We work in partnership with all the local authorities in the North East to offer a wide range of fostering placements for children and young people to meet their individual needs. As a Tier 1 provider for all authorities in the Tees Valley we get first opportunity to match a child with you.

Our Aims and Objectives 


What We Provide

Foster Care Solutions provides fostering placements for children and young people who will have experienced trauma in their lives, either through neglect, physical injury, emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse. We acknowledge that these young people are often overwhelmed by these events and are unable to find appropriate ways of dealing with them, which will inevitably present a wide range of behaviours.

Finding Solutions 

At Foster Care Solutions we acknowledge that, along with these more challenging behaviours, every young person will also have acquired many skills and strengths which have enabled them to survive their experiences thus far. Whilst we do not believe that it is the child’s responsibility to solve the problem, it is our aim to assist them in building on these strengths and skills to find acceptable solutions to their own particular circumstances.

Skills and Training

If you decide to become a foster carer for us we will aim to equip you with the appropriate skills and training to work with the child in such a way that it facilitates joint growth and solutions which will eventually enable young people to return home successfully, move on to a more permanent placement, or achieve independent living; whichever is in accordance with their Care Plan.

Our Support for Foster Parents


Foster Care Solutions are committed to providing our foster carers with a support service that is accessible and effective. Foster Carers within the organisation can expect:

Induction Training Programme - Following your approval you will be invited to attend a 'Foundation Course' which will give you further advice and training to prepare you for your placement.
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    Induction Training Programme - Following your approval you will be invited to attend a 'Foundation Course' which will give you further advice and training to prepare you for your placement.
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    Named Supervising Social Workers – Once approved you will receive ongoing support from a named qualified and experienced Social Worker.
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    TSD Standards – Support to achieve a national qualification designed specifically for new foster carers over your first year of fostering.
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     Supervision Meetings – Supervision meetings usually take place at your home on a monthly basis, although this can be increased if needed.
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    Support Groups – These meetings provide opportunities to meet with other foster carers and share their experiences as well as hearing from Social Workers of any developments in the organisation and the wider world of fostering.
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    Education Consultants – Access to consultants who are available to support children and young people’s education.
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    Therapeutic Service – Access to our Therapeutic Service providing specific support to foster carers at times of stress.
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    Training – Each foster carer has an Individual Development Plan; your Supervising Social Worker will complete this with you and identify your specific training and development needs.
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    Telephone Support – Access to telephone support is available to all foster carers during working hours. This could be available through the local office or directly through mobile phone access. There is always someone at the end of the phone to offer support.
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    Out of Hours Service – A telephone advice line is available outside of working hours 365 days a year.
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    Financial Support – Regular payments exceeding the Fostering Network Payment Guidelines are made to each fostering household with a placement.
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    Despite – Foster carers will be entitled to respite in line with the child’s Care Plan.
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    Individual membership to Fostering Network – This allows foster carers access to the services provided by this recognised body.

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