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Fostering in North East Lincolnshire

Become a foster carer and change a child’s life

Fostering is an amazing and rewarding journey that can change a child’s life and future.

Our foster carers are people like you who provide a safe and nurturing home for a child when their family is not able to. 

If you decide to start on your road to becoming a foster carer, we will be with you every step of your journey.

  • Answering your questions and concerns
  • Giving you the training and skills to be confident in caring for and nurturing vulnerable children and young people
  • Providing ongoing support
  • Providing a generous financial allowance

We have children of all ages and backgrounds in need of foster care in North East Lincolnshire and there is no one type of person or family who is the ‘ideal’ foster carer. We welcome foster carers from all walks of life because our cared-for children are diverse with many different needs.

Read more about the different types of foster care.

Foster with North East Lincolnshire Council

We need local people to offer a full-time home or short stay for children and young people in North East Lincolnshire. Our aim is for local children to be able to stay in this area, near their friends, their schools and the things that are familiar to them.

To do this we need local foster carers. We need people like you.

By becoming a foster carer with North East Lincolnshire Council you will be helping change the lives of local children.

We understand that becoming a foster carer can seem daunting. It is a big commitment for you and your family and we want to make sure our carers have the skills and support they need.

See and hear about our foster carer stories.

Professional support

We have experienced and dedicated workers to support you and your family with advice and practical support whenever you need it.

Training & development

Fostering can seem daunting and you may doubt you have the skills or experience. Our comprehensive training programme will help you develop your knowledge, skills and confidence you need.

Support from other foster carers

Some of the best support and advice comes from people who are already foster carers and have been through their own fostering journey. Our Foster Carers Association provides peer support and social events.

Financial allowances

The allowances made to foster carers are comparable to those paid elsewhere.

Can I foster?

We work with an amazing, diverse community of foster carers. If you are over 21 years of age, have a spare room and the legal right to live and work in the UK, then you already meet our initial requirements.

We have carers who are single, couples, in a same-sex relationship, not home owners, are older or younger (over 21), are unemployed or in low income employment, do or don’t have other children in the home or have a health problem.

If you are interested, then please don’t be put off, we are happy to have an informal chat and answer any of your questions.

Find a fostering event

Our fostering team will be in the Community Space at Tesco, Cleethorpes, on the first Tuesday of every month.

Individuals or couples who are interested in fostering are welcome to drop in to find out more.

Related content

Fostering stories

Types of foster care

Fostering help and support


Children’s services feedback

Related websites

GOV.UK – Becoming a foster parent

Contact details

Fostering and adoption, New Oxford House, 2 George Street, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HB

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01472 323966

Opening times: Monday to Friday 9am to 4:30pm, except bank holidays