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The following systems will be unavailable from 2.00pm on Thursday 29 February until 7.30am on Tuesday 5 March: our online Council Tax, business rates and housing benefit services, and our welfare assistance form. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Families Information Service (FIS)


The Families Information Service is a free and impartial information service that supports families with children and young people on all aspects of family life.

You can find out more on our County Durham Families Information Service website about:

  • childcare
  • free play and learn for two year olds
  • free early learning for three and four year olds
  • family support
  • activities and groups
  • becoming a childminder

The website also has a Local Offer section which makes it easier to find everything you need to know for children and young people aged 0 to 25 years with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

Contact us
Families Information Service
03000 269 995
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UJ
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