A FIVE-year-old girl is leading a council’s appeal for more families in County Durham to start fostering.

Durham County Council is hoping to enlist at least 30 families to become long term foster carers.

There are many children waiting for a family, one of those is five year old Faye.

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Due to experiences at a young age Faye requires a lot of support and attention and needs help to understand how she should behave. Faye said: “I am a bit of a chatter box and I love talking to people.

“I love teddy bears and my favourite one is George, I love reading him stories, I like it best when people read to me.

“I love helping in the garden and have my own little plot where I grow plants and flowers from seeds I am having swimming lessons and I can put my face under the water now.

“I have a little brother who has just been adopted by a new family and an older sister who lives with foster carers just like me.

“We see each other every month and this time is special to us.”

Florence Coulter, fostering team manager with Durham County Council, said: “The Service is hoping to find more than 30 long term foster carers who have the time and space in their home and their heart to care for a child throughout their childhood and beyond.

“If you have ever thought about fostering now is the time to find out more.”

An information session for interested families will be held at the Glebe Centre in Murton near Seaham from 4.30pm to 6.30pm on Tuesday (February 5).

Alternatively call 03000 269 400 or visit durham.gov.uk/fostering