Fostering on Facebook

ANSWERS to common questions about fostering in Northumberland are now available on a social networking website.

Information has been put on the county council’s Facebook page relating to frequently asked questions about foster care.

The 10 most frequently asked questions are as follows: Am I too old to foster? I am single/a single parent — can I foster? I am homosexual — can I foster? Does it matter if I own or rent my home? Can I foster if I am retired? Does it matter if I am disabled and/or have a health issue? Can I foster if I work full time? Does it matter whether I live in Northumberland or not? Will I receive support and training? Why foster for Northumberland?

Answers are now available via

Information can also be found on the county council website at or through Caroline Matthews — telephone 01670 534450.