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A new fostering name for the region - Foster with North East

We are part of a new partnership with the 11 other local councils in the North East collectively recruit much needed foster carers.

For the first time, anyone considering a career in fostering in our region will now benefit from a united, single support hub, Foster with North East, which is backed by the Department for Education.

To find out more or start your fostering journey today, head over to the Foster with North East website. 

We're joining forces with other council fostering teams across the North East region to bring together our in-depth knowledge about our communities in County Durham to further support the needs of families, children and young people.  

You will continue to be supported by our experienced fostering team at Durham throughout your application but our community of Foster with North East hub carers are also here to offer additional support and guidance throughout your fostering journey. Everyone is on-hand to support you from the initial application process and beyond.  
We're also working together to strengthen the North East fostering community through the Fostering Network's Mockingbird programme, which we are the first region in the UK to be fully signed up to, and our new Foster with North East buddy mentor scheme, which links new foster carers to experienced foster carers in their area for further knowledge sharing and support.  
You can also find out about the individual offering of each council within Foster with North East by visiting the individual partner profile pages on the Foster with North East website.

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