Foster Carers provide a stable family support network for local children and young people when they are unable to live with their own family. Every year we have over 425 children and young people looked after by Cambridgeshire County Council.
The shortage of Foster Carers means that children and young people are placed with (independent foster carers or residential units some outside of Cambridgeshire) they may also be looked after within the county children’s homes. We need to recruit more Foster Carers in order to give them the best possible future.
Foster Carers come from all different kinds of backgrounds. It may be that you have your own children or you may have worked with children before. You may have no experience of children or possibly considering a career change?
Every child is different so we need different Foster Carers, if you can offer stability, security and the positive experience of a loving family then we want to hear from you.
You might be:
- Married, in a civil partnership, single or living with a partner
- From an ethnic background
- In a same sex relationship
- In work, unemployed or retired
Recruiting local people will mean that children and young people can live in their own community, continue to attend the same school and maintain contact with their family and friends.
We offer generous allowances including a start up package, 24hr support and full training.
www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/fostering, 0800 052 0078.