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Become a foster carer this Foster Care Fortnight

12:15 pm, Thursday, 12th May 2022 - 2 years ago

Children and families

People in North East Lincolnshire are being encouraged to give Fostering a go this Fostering Fortnight.

Fostering Fortnight is a two-week national celebration of foster carers, and is a campaign run by the Fostering Network.

Foster carers are ordinary people who care for vulnerable children. They do an amazing job of giving young people a safe place to learn and grow.

Councillor Ian Lindley, portfolio holder for children and education, said: “Fostering is a great thing to do. You don’t have to be married or in a relationship to foster, and you don’t have to in full time employment.

“Almost anyone can offer a young child a safe and loving home, and it doesn’t have to be forever. We’re always looking for new foster carers for long and short breaks.

“We’re also looking for foster carers to offer respite for disabled children, teenagers and unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

“These are incredible young stars who just need someone to nurture them and give them support.

“If you’ve never considered fostering before, I’d urge you to think about it. It is in itself a very rewarding thing to do, but also comes with a very generous package of financial support and training.”

To find out more about becoming a foster carer, call North East Lincolnshire Council’s fostering team on 01472 323966.

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