Fostering in County Durham

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From your information, one of our social work experts will match you and your situation with the most suitable fostering agencies in County Durham, on our UK Independent Agency Database.

Different types of fostering, allowance, pay, babies, children, teenagers, advice?

Just like people, Fostering Agencies are not all the same. They have different support, allowances, quality of training, and access to respite care and support groups. Not all agencies foster babies, some prefer to look after teenagers, some agencies expect you to be at home full time, others are happy if you have another job.

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Fostering Statistics: North East

Total Children in Care, North East 2020
Foster Care Placements, North East 2020

The following statistics are from the total number of children in care in the North East, and not exclusively those in Foster Care.

Children with disability : 100
2%
Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers : 50
1%
Popular Placement Types: Vary in this area.

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Did you Know - County Durham?

Charles Dickens stayed in Barnard Castle, Mrs Clements of Durham City invented English mustard and Durham’s Cathedral and Castle, World Heritage Site were one of the first to be designated.

Causey Arch is the world’s oldest surviving railway bridge, the Medieval kitchen at Raby Castle was still in use until 1954 and Durham University Oriental Museum is home to an Egyptian cat’s coffin.

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