Barnardo's Fostering and Adoption North East

Independent fostering and adoption agency.

Barnardo's offers all types of foster care; long-term, short-term, short break care, emergency and temporary placements, as well as adoption and early permanency (concurrency and foster to adopt).

Barnardo's provides:

  • Permanent, long-term, short-term, temporary, emergency fostering for all children including disabled children.
  • Therapeutic placements.
  • Parent and child placements.
  • Short break care for all children and young people, including disabled children.
  • Adoption.
  • BME (black and minority ethnics) fostering and adoption.
  • Fostering/adoption for large sibling groups.
  • Specialist placements for children/young people who are sexually exploited.
  • Remand fostering.
  • Early permanency (concurrency and foster to adopt).

Key features:

  • Comprehensive and ongoing training and specialist advice.
  • Nationwide and regional matching and family finding.
  • Access to a clinical psychologist.
  • One-to-one group support.
  • Fostering allowance available.
  • UK leading children's charity.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Angela Tatum
Contact Position
Operations Manager
0191 492 9000 0191 492 9000 0191 492 2878 0191 492 2878
Barnardo's Fostering & Adoption website
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Where to go

1, Lumley Court
Drum Industrial Estate
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The entire North East. LA areas include Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Gateshead, Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham, Darlington, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Stockton, Redcar

Time / Date Details

When is it on
MOnday - Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm


To be agreed. Spot purchase can be arranged.


Age Ranges
All children and young people up to the age of 18 (older for children with disabilities) Age criteria for applicants to foster or adopt is 21.
Referral Details

All referrals are accepted and can be emailed to or can be telephoned in to 0191 492 9000

Page last reviewed: 10/08/2022


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