Foster Care Fortnight 2017: New Foster Carers are Urgently Required in the Midlands

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The first week of Foster Care Fortnight is almost over already. There have been many inspirational stories in the news and shared across social media.  We hope you’re following us on Facebook and Twitter. We’ve been sharing some of our favourite stories and links over on those channels.

Today, we’d like to remind you that there are many children in the UK that are in need of caring foster homes. Statistics shared by The Fostering Network show that in the next year,  7,180 brand new foster families need to be found.  Shockingly, every 20 minutes a child comes into care here in the UK. Further data shows that 97% of fostering services are looking for carers for children in their teens. Furthermore, 87% of fostering services in the UK need foster carers for siblings.  5,900 new foster families are needed in England alone.

Further data shows that 97% of fostering services are looking for carers for children in their teens. Furthermore, 87% of fostering services in the UK need foster carers for siblings.  5,900 new foster families are needed in England alone.

New Foster Carers Are Always Welcome

There is an extensive need for foster carers in the Midlands to share their homes with children of all ages and abilities. We are always searching for new foster carers to join our agency. We urge you to get in touch with us if the Foster Care Fortnight has inspired you to learn more about fostering.  Our aim is to give support to our foster carers to ensure they are able to support the children in their care. We are here to answer any questions you have about our agency and fostering and help you through your fostering journey.

Call our office or leave us a message and we will be in touch with you as quickly as possible. We understand that you might not want to pursue fostering, there is no pressure, and the choice is always yours.