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In the last year, 24 new Cambridgeshire families have been approved to offer local homes for children in care.

On 12th September 2018 we launched our Team Cambridgeshire fostering recruitment drive and one year on we are celebrating the new carers who have joined the fostering team.

 Since the beginning of September 2018 we have received an impressive 369 new enquiries from the public seeking information about becoming one of our foster carers and we are hoping that over this next year even more local families will come forward to find out more about providing a stable home for a local child in care.

 Over the last year we have also gained the support of around 20 local business and organisations who have pledged their support for Cambridgeshire County Council’s fostering service including Cambridgeshire Police and Fire Service, Marshalls of Cambridge, Cambridge United, Serpentine Green Shopping centre and the North West Anglia Health Trust who are all helping us to promote fostering.

 For those who want to find out more about fostering we are holding a number of information events across Cambridgeshire this month to raise awareness of the amazing role that our foster carers do by providing safe and loving homes for our most vulnerable children and young people.

 If you think you are ready to take on a new role or want a change of career then why not join us?

 Sessions take place on:

  • 19 September from 5pm – 7pm at Milton Rd Library, Cambridge (CB4 2BD)
  • 25 September from 5pm – 7pm at March Library on City Rd (PE15 9LT)
  • 26 September from 5pm – 7pm at Huntingdon Library on Princes St (PE29 3PA)

 If you would like to register your interest then email [email protected] or call 0800 052 0078

 Councillor Simon Bywater, Chairman of the Children and Young People Committee, said, “We are pleased that, at a time when many other local authorities and fostering agencies are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit new foster carers, we are seeing more local families coming forward to find out about becoming a foster carer.”

 “The new foster carers who have been attracted to the service are from all walks of life and their decision will help ensure that many more Cambridgeshire children are given a local home.”

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