Heads Up 25 October 2019


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Help to raise awareness of foster carer opportunities in Warwickshire

There are approximately 70 children and young people across Warwickshire currently seeking foster care. Foster care provides a safe place for children and young people when they need it most, and can range from providing a safe place to sleep for a night to long term placements with a range of other types of fostering in between.

Foster carers are always needed throughout Warwickshire and Warwickshire County Council are focused on placing children within the county, allowing children to be near their school, friends and family, making the move into foster care a more stable transition for them.

Foster care involves a range of different types of care; some types of foster care can be done alongside employment, and others require full time commitment and cannot be carried out while in other employment, however for those options the payment is salaried.

Your support to help us reach a wider audience, helping to raise awareness of the foster carer opportunities at WCC is important to us so we can recruit more foster carers into our team. This case study from one of our foster carers who specialises in parent and child foster care, illustrates how this role has impacted the foster carer, the support she provides to a parent and their child and how this has allowed her to spend more time with her family compared to her previous employment.

We ask for your kind support to help share this message in your newsletters and communications to parents, it may help someone who has been thinking about foster care make the decision to support children and their community and pursue a new career path.


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