Newton Aycliffe & Durham Foster Care
Could you change the life of a child in Durham? Become a foster parent with Compass and we will support you every step of the way.Get Your Digital Brochure
There is currently an urgent need for more foster carers in Durham. Located in our Compass Fostering North region, we are one of the leading independent fostering agencies in Durham, providing high-quality support and training for all our foster carers.
Fostering a child is one of the most rewarding, life-changing things an individual can do. As a foster carer with Compass, you’d be helping to give our children and young people the childhood they deserve.
Your Local Fostering Agency
If you’re interested in fostering in Durham, your local Newton Aycliffe office is here to help. Your local office is a hub for all things Compass Fostering in Durham, organising training, support groups, coffee mornings and much more.
Your local team will be happy to answer any questions you have, supporting you throughout the fostering Assessment process and your journey with us. We’re open 9-5 Monday to Friday and will always be happy to see you! If you need to speak to somebody, we have an out of hours service available at all times.
Find Your Local Office
Units F24 & F25
Durham Way South
Why choose Compass Fostering?
We’re big enough to support, small enough to care
We are here to support you at every turn. We take the time to get to really know our carers, offering them bespoke, 24/7 wrap-around support, dedicated social workers, regular support groups and a generous fostering allowance that values and recognises their skills.
Foster carers with Compass join a welcoming and supportive community of professionals. From the minute you make contact, our experienced team will listen to you and answer any questions you may have. With Compass, there’s always someone to talk to.
We believe in enriching our carers with the skills and knowledge to really make a difference to children’s lives. With Compass, you’ll benefit from high-quality, therapeutic training specially tailored to you and your learning and development as a foster carer.
Becoming a foster carer is one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. Yes, it can be quite challenging at times - but the help and support I receive from Compass is endless. No regrets, best decision ever and I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Sarah, Compass Foster Carer
Durham Foster Care Rates
We recognise that looking after a child or young person has various financial implications. Our foster carers recieve a generous weekly allowance which is made up of both a professional fee (for you), and a day living allowance for the foster child in your care.
We average payments of £370 per week for every child living in your home, which far exceeds national minimum standards.View Our Fostering Allowances
Become a Foster Carer in (LOCATION) With Compass
Children and young people are desperately in need of fostering in Durham. At Compass Fostering, we’re dedicated to providing therapeutic, child-centred care for all our young people. We think all children and young people deserve a stable, safe, and loving home to grow up in.
If you’re interested in changing the life of a vulnerable child, request your free digital information pack to find out more about fostering with us.Get Your Digital Brochure
Hear From Our Foster Carers
“My journey to becoming a foster carer started late. I’d thought about it for years, then took early retirement. I now care for a lovely little 7-year-old boy; we get on like we’ve always been together!”
Mark & Nick
“We really enjoy our fostering life. Having seen the children grow from strength to strength and achieve awards for everything they put their minds to is reward enough for us.”
“Since fostering, our birth children have revisited their early childhoods with fresh eyes and fresh enjoyment. Helping our foster child has allowed them to be children again.”