Charity in need of foster carers

MOST people know that Barnardo’s is the UK’s leading children’s charity but did you know that we also specialise in fostering and adoption?

The whole of the UK is experiencing a shortage of foster carers and Barnardo’s is no exception.

This year, an estimated 1,300 more carers are needed in the north east.

There is still a misconception about who can foster.

You can be single, married, divorced, living with someone, be any sexuality, race or religion – we assess all applications on merit.

The main criteria is that you must be able to offer a spare room.

We welcome applications from anyone but are particularly looking for people who can care for sibling groups, Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) children, disabled children and those with challenging behaviours.

Barnardo’s Fostering and Adoption North East is holding its UK Family Placement week between January 31 and February 6 and will be holding a variety of information sessions during this time.

Please see our website www.barnardos.org.uk/fosteringandadoption or call (0191) 492 9000 for more information or to register your interest.

Thank you for your time.

FAITH MALONE

Recruitment Officer

Barnardo’s Fostering and Adoption North East