Cambridgeshire’s newest carers were welcomed into the fostering service at a special event last week.
The last 12 months have seen 28 new families from across the county begin fostering with
Cambridgeshire County Council and many of these new carers attended to join the celebrations.
While the service has enjoyed success in recruiting more foster carers in the last year, more carers for children and young people are still urgently needed. For more details, visit our fostering page.
The event also marked the launch of Foster Care Fortnight, which runs from 8 – 21 May and aims to raise the national profile of fostering and encourage more people to become foster carers.
Jill Blose, Service Manager for Fostering, said: “We have had another very successful year and are delighted to see so many new and experienced carers begin fostering with Cambridgeshire County Council.
“However, we urgently need even more local people to follow in their footsteps. There are many different types of fostering, and chances to care for children and young people of all ages, so whatever your background or experience please get in touch to find out more.”
To be a foster carer you need to be over 21 and can be single, married, in a civil partnership or living with a partner.
Applications from people of all ethnic backgrounds and from people who have their own children, as well as those who haven’t raised children of their own are welcome. You don’t need to own your own home to foster.
Cambridgeshire County Council offers foster carers comprehensive training, 24 hour support and generous allowances. Carers can also earn additional payments as they develop their skills and experience.
Anyone interested in becoming a foster carer can meet Fostering Service staff at an informal information event which takes place from 10am - midday on Saturday, May 13 at Sackville House, Cambourne.
For more details and to book your space please call 0800 052 0078.