Get involved! Send your photos, video, news & views by texting RA NEWS to 80360 or e-mail us
Growing need for foster carers in Redditch
4:00pm Tuesday 23rd October 2012 in News
THE need for more foster carers in Worcestershire to cope with demand is greater than ever.
Worcestershire County Council supports more than 200 fostering households across the county, with the number of children in foster care more than 430.
It is aiming to recruit 24 new foster carers this year with at least six coming from the Redditch area.
Barbara Carter, operational manager for fostering at the county Council, said: “With the number of children being looked after by foster carers continuing to rise year-on-year, recruiting more foster carers is our priority.
“We continue to offer excellent support and training to our carers and would encourage anyone that is thinking about fostering to get in touch.”
Foster carers are paid a weekly fee and an allowance per child in placement.
In addition they will receive a 'retainer' payment between placements and respite when required.
For more information, call 0800 028 2158 or visit worcestershire.gov.uk/fostering.