Do you have a spare bedroom and experience in caring for children – have you ever thought about fostering?
Suffolk County Council is urgently looking for new foster carers, in particular for teenagers. Over half of the children in care are aged 11 or over, yet fewer people come forward to offer care for them. Therefore many teenagers may not be living with Suffolk carers, and will be away from friends, school and their local community. This is where you come in!
In return, the county council provide a highly competitive payment scheme, where you can receive up to £606 per week per child. The scheme allows career opportunities as you develop as a foster carer, recognising your skills, experience and the type of fostering you are offering.
If you think you could become a foster carer, come along to an information drop-in session. For more information visit: www.fosterandadopt.suffolk.gov.uk or call: (01473) 264800.
If you’re currently registered with another Fostering Provider, the county council would love to hear from you too as there are many benefits of moving to their Fostering Service. More information is available from www.fosterandadopt.suffolk.gov.uk