County Durham, officially known simply as Durham, is a ceremonial county in northeast England. The ceremonial county evolved from Durham's historic Palatine County in 1853. In 1996, the county acquired part of the abolished Cleveland formal district. The county seat is the city of Durham. Cumbria borders the county to the west, North Yorkshire to the south, and Tyne and Wear and Northumberland to the north. The original boundary aligns with the historic district, stretching between the Rivers Tyne and the Tees. Teesside County was established in 1968, and formal boundaries were adjusted while historic boundaries remained. The Local Government Act 1972 of 1974 further demarcated the boundaries. The largest settlement is Darlington, followed by Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees.
What is foster care?
Temporary custody or guardianship for children whose parents have died or cannot care for them. Looking for foster care in County Durham or foster care in UK? Check out the agencies listed below.