Jersey’s Fostering and Adoption service has set itself the aim of finding 10 new foster families in 2017.
That’s twice the number it managed to find last year.
The department currently has 47 approved foster carers.
As part of Fostering Fortnight – a national campaign running from Monday 8 May until Saturday 20 May – the group has organised a number of local events to raise awareness and to encourage more fosterers to come forward.
A two-day pop up information site is being set up Les Quennevais precinct and will run on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 May from 10.00 to 16.00. There’ll be an additional opportunity to meet the team at the Jersey Library on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 May. The pop-up sites are designed to give the public a chance to have an informal chat and ask questions.
Margarida Olivier, Publicity Officer at Fostering & Adoption said: “We want to raise awareness of foster care in the community and encourage people to open their hearts and homes to local children. Foster care is challenging but incredibly rewarding; it can help turn children’s lives around and establish hope for their future”
Emmy Lindsey manager Fostering and Adoption Jersey said “Providing children with high quality foster carers and adopters is at the heart of what we do. Our work as a fostering and adoption service means that we help prospective foster carers and adopters through every stage.”
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