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Fostering in North Lincolnshire

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Fostering and adoption information drop-in sessions

Are you interested in fostering or adoption? We are holding a number of information drop-in sessions throughout 2018. It is a great opportunity to find out about fostering and adoption.

All sessions will be held at the Learning Development Centre, Enderby Road, Scunthorpe between 5.30pm and 8pm. Visit the news and events page for a list of dates.     

 An outstanding place to foster 

Taking the time to look into fostering is a first step towards a rewarding challenge for some people. Thank you for making that first step to help make a difference to a child's life.

Take a look at our short film on fostering in North Lincolnshire

Fostering involves looking after children or young people in your own home while their own family is unable to do so. Some children may return to their birth families or other family members. Some may move on to a permanent home through adoption. Others  may remain in foster care until they are ready to live independently.

People interested in becoming foster carers will be treated fairly, without prejudice and with respect at all times. Prospective foster carers are considered in terms of their capacity to look after children in a safe and responsible way that meets the child’s development needs.

There are several different types of fostering:     

We believe that family care is the best provision of alternative care for most children or young people who become looked after. We recognise the crucial role foster carers have in making a difference to a child's life.

Watch our short film on fostering in North Lincolnshire on fostering in North Lincolnshire

See what our foster carers have to say about fostering in North Lincolnshire.

If you would like further information or want to discuss any issue or questions you have please contact us. We will be happy to help.

Max Cards

The Max Card is a discount card for foster families and families of children with additional needs. Families simply show their Max Card upon entry to a venue in order to obtain free or discounted admission. Visit the My Max Card website for more information and a list of frequently asked questions.

North Lincolnshire foster carers will receive a Max Card on completion of the mandatory training. 

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Contact details

fostering@northlincs.gov.uk
01724 297024

Fostering Services Team
Church Square House
30-40 High Street
Scunthorpe
DN15 6NL

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 9am to 5pm
Friday: 9am to 4.30pm

Last updated: 06/03/2018