Fostering Agency Near Me - Changing Futures Fostering

Fostering Agency Near Me

  • Who are Changing Futures Fostering?
  • Where do we operate?
  • How can you join our fostering agency?

Who Are Changing Futures Fostering?

Changing Futures Fostering is a not-for-profit fostering agency operating in the North East of England. Our focus is on creating a supportive fostering community and network that supports the growth and development of vulnerable children and young people. Beginning as an estate-based youth club, we are charity-owned and have 25 years of experience training and supporting foster carers. Over the years, we have managed to change the lives of children and young people all over the North East by providing them with caring, nurturing, fun and loving environments, as well as the stepping stones they need to develop and grow as any child should!

Where Do We Operate?

Changing Futures operates in a radius of about 40 minutes around our office headquarters in Hartlepool; this covers areas such as:

Yorkshire – This includes North Yorkshire.

Teesside – Including Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton on Tees, Redcar and Darlington.

County Durham Including Newton Aycliffe, Bishop Auckland, Spennymoor, Sedgefield, Peterlee, Seaham, and Consett. Geographically, we operate from the join between Darlington all the way to East Durham, which covers Peterlee and Seaham up to the north of Hartlepool.

Sunderland District – This area includes Houghton le Spring, Hetton le Hole, Sunderland and Washington.

Due to our large radius, we are able to provide unmatched support to the foster carers, children and young people in our agency. This includes regular face-to-face training and support sessions, helping to build a safe and supportive fostering network within our agency! We also often organise fun trips and days out to continue the sense of community that is integral to our agency. These events help foster carers and young people to bond through fun, shared experiences.

We also offer our foster parents with ongoing training, including therapeutic fostering training, which equips you with valuable insights and skills essential to understanding the needs of children and young people. Our detailed, ‘tailor-made’ program has been developed alongside previous foster carers and young people and is designed to empower you to make a positive impact on the lives of the children in your care. Alongside this, we also offer you 24/7 support, with no questions unanswerable and no situation or emergency we won’t help you with!

How Can You Join Our Fostering Agency?

Interested in fostering with us? Joining our fostering agency is really simple and begins with a friendly, one-to-one conversation with one of our lovely team. If you are transferring from another fostering agency, this is equally as simple. We completely understand that changing agencies is a big and often challenging decision, especially if you already have children in your care. This is why we work closely with your current agency and local authority to make the transition as smooth and stress-free as possible! For more information on this, please visit our Transferring Fostering Agency page for all the details you need!

At Changing Futures Fostering, we’re all about providing our foster carers with the support they need to really make a difference in a vulnerable child’s life. If you need any more information on where our fostering agency operates, how to become a part of it, or about the fostering process in general, please click here to contact us. Or, please feel free to email us at or give us a call on 01429 363 127 to speak to our brilliant fostering team!