Make a difference this Fostering Fortnight

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Harrow Council is urging anyone interested in helping to foster children to get in touch this Fostering Fortnight – and help to make a real difference in a young person’s life.

Fostering involves looking after a child or children who cannot be looked after by their family for a period of time in your own home. There is a comprehensive training programme, generous allowances paid and plenty of support available.

Fostering Fortnight, a national event run by The Fostering Network, runs from 14th to 27th May and is the UK’s biggest foster care campaign.

Peter Tolley, Divisional Director Children and Young People Services ( Interim), said: "Harrow Council is committed to providing good quality care  to those children unable to live with their own families and we welcome enquiries from anyone who feels they can join our team of foster carers.

“Fostering Fortnight is a time to thank our current foster carers for everything they do and to encourage anyone interested in making a difference to a child’s life through fostering to get in touch to find out more."

There are 62 fostering households in Harrow and around 165 looked-after children.  At least 8,000 new foster families will be needed across the UK during 2018 to provide stable, secure and loving homes for record numbers of fostered children, according to figures from The Fostering Network.

If you would like to find out more about being a foster carer, call us on Freephone 0800 064 1000 or email fpuduty@harrow.gov.uk. You can also find more information on the Council website.