An event to welcome the newest carers to Cambridgeshire County Council's fostering service was held last week.

The last 12 months have seen 22 new families from across Cambridgeshire begin fostering with the local authority and many of these new carers attended to join the celebrations.

The event also marked the launch of Foster Care Fortnight, which runs from 16 "“ 29 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 and consider fostering. We are particularly keen to hear from people who feel they are able to foster older children and young people."

To be a foster carer you need to be over 21. Foster carers can be single, married, in a civil partnership or living with a partner. We welcome 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. 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.

For more information on fostering please get in touch today on 0800 052 0078 or visit www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/fostering.

 

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