Fostering in the North

We’re looking for warm, caring people who want to make a real difference. Become part of our friendly and professional team.

We are always looking to recruit new foster carers in the North.  The types of fostering we do includes:

All you’ll need is a spare room, patience, resilience and a great sense of humour.

"I am given support in any situation with my placement from Action For Children, they provide more support than the local authorities."

Action for Children foster carer

Why choose us?

We give you extensive support and training so you can feel confident in fostering children from all backgrounds. You'll be part of a community of foster carers that really makes a difference to children’s lives.

Join our team and receive:

  • A competitive fee
  • Full training
  • 24/7 phone support

Fill in our quick contact form and a member of the team will be in touch


We are currently recruiting carers in the following locations:

  • Sunderland 
  • Durham
  • Hartlepool
  • Peterlee
  • Billingham
  • Leeds
  • Wakefield
  • Hull
  • Beverly
  • Barnsley
  • Rotherham
  • Sheffield
  • Doncaster
  • Selby
  • Goole
  • Newcastle
  • Manchester

To download our Statement of Purpose, click here.

Real stories

Read how our foster carers are changing lives.

Derrick and Sue

Derrick and Sue have been foster carers for 17 years and are currently fostering two children.

Find out more

Do something life changing. Foster.

You could give vulnerable children a stable, loving home. If you're ready to find out more: