Search is on for more foster carers in Northumberland

Residents are being encouraged to help children and young people in the county.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 6:00 am
Northumberland County Council is looking for more foster carers.

As part of Foster Care Fortnight, Northumberland’s Foster Care Team are this month showing why they care to encourage others to join them and help youngsters.

To raise wider awareness of fostering across the county the team have taken on a unique challenge.

From May 10, the team are taking on the ‘Jerusalema Dance Challenge’ and challenging other fostering teams in other local authorities to do the same.

Neighbourhood Services are helping to raise awareness of the need for more people to foster by advertising the ‘We are family’ message on refuse trucks.

Cath McEvoy-Carr, Executive Director for Adult and Children’s Services, said: “We are always thinking of new ways to catch the eye of potential foster carers, and this is another great way of doing just that – something different, and getting other fostering teams across the country involved too.

“We are always in need of short and long-term foster carers. You may not think you can be a foster carer, but you will be surprised, and you could make a huge difference to a child’s life.

“I urge you to get in touch with the team and have a chat about this great opportunity.”

Foster carers play a vital role in the lives of local children and young people.

Anyone interested and wants more information should call 01670 62 62 62, text 07779 983165 or email [email protected]

The next online “Is fostering for me?” event is due to take place on May 18.