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Why choose to foster with us?


Find out why you should foster with us, let our foster carers tell you why.

If you foster with us, we will support and guide you throughout your fostering journey - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

As well as financial support, we provide you with all of the training and help you need. See our fostering support information, or let our foster carers tell you why you should foster with us (below).

Hear from our foster carers

Our foster carers talking about why you should foster with Durham County Council.

Icon for pdf Why foster with Durham County Council - Niki video transcript (PDF, 107.6kb)

If you are having problems watching this video (for example if you're viewing from an Apple device) you can watch it directly on our YouTube channel.

Contact us
Fostering
03000 269 400