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Fostering in Durham

There are many children and young people who need fostering in Durham and the surrounding area. To our foster carers, we offer locally-delivered training, 24/7 support, peer support, and the opportunity to be the best you can be in your role.

If you’re considering becoming a foster carer in Durham, choose to work with a fostering agency that has local teams who will support your every step.

National Fostering Group is the largest independent fostering agency in the UK with superb agency coverage across all regions – meaning you have the support of a team close to you.

We are the leading fostering agency in County Durham and work in partnership with the local authority to place children and young people in homes where they can thrive.

As a foster carer for the National Fostering Group, you’ll have unparalleled access to professional support and excellent free training in your local area. We want you to thrive too, being the best you can be in your role as foster carer.

In addition, you’ll have access to a large and active peer network that includes several local support groups.

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Fostering agencies in Durham

  • Established for more than two decades, National Fostering Group has teams (agencies) across the UK
  • Our fostering agencies in County Durham have been rated as GOOD by Ofsted
  • Our foster carers in Durham have access to several foster parent support groups
  • We have several team offices across the North to support you 24/7
  • You will receive a generous fostering allowance for a child in your care
  • People from all walks of life are suitable to become a foster parent
  • Many types of fostering are available in Durham, including emergency and long-term placements
  • You’ll get excellent free training on different aspects of fostering at a local Durham venue

Fostering in the Durham area

Hundreds of children are currently fostered or waiting to find foster parents in County Durham and across the North.

National Fostering Group has a local office in Newton Aycliffe that covers the Durham area, including Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees, Darlington, Barnard Castle, Washington, Sunderland and Newcastle upon Tyne.

Start your fostering journey with National Fostering Group

  • We have fostering agencies all across the UK
  • Over 3,000 carers already part of our family
  • Benefit from our local support groups and social workers
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