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Foster Care Fortnight - 8 to 21 May 2017

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Foster Care Fortnight will be taking place this year between 8th and 21th May 2017 and The Family Placement Service will be making use of this time to promote awareness of the need for fostering in the island.

The overarching theme of this year's campaign is 'foster care transforms lives'.

This fortnight provides the perfect opportunity within the local community to raise awareness of fostering. The campaign aims to encourage a diverse range of people with the right skills and qualities to foster to come forward to meet the needs of children who are unable to live within their birth family either temporarily or on a long term basis.

Karen Reade, Manager, Family Placement Service said:

"There is a significant shortage of foster carers currently to meet the needs of children requiring placement. Children coming into care have diverse needs and we need a range of placement options for those children as choice is important in order to promote the best outcomes for them. The Service is targeting recruitment activity to finding foster carers who can care for sibling groups, school aged children and teenagers although interest in other areas is always welcomed. We are seeking foster carers who can be available for short or long term fostering, short break carers for children with disabilities and specialist foster care.

The Family Placement Service always looks forward to this fortnight as we believe this event encourages people to think about fostering. Fostering is a really rewarding thing to do and makes such a difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people at a time of difficulty in their lives when they need care and support.

People living in the Bailiwick are part of a very generous community and we are hoping the community will respond so that we can recruit new foster carers to provide for our children and young people."

During Foster Care Fortnight the team and foster carers will be based at the following locations and will have information packs available for anyone who is interested: 11 & 19th May - Beau Sejour between 11 am and 2 pm in the Cambridge room above Park's Café.

There will also be a FOSTER WALK on Sunday 21st May, meeting at Rousse Tower at 10.45am to start the walk at 11am. We will walk from the Tower to Les Amarreurs to show our support for foster care and the fantastic role of foster carers. We had a lovely time last year so please join us to support us, wear bright colours and bring a picnic if you want to stay afterwards for a play at the play park or the beach.

If you would like to find out more about fostering and whether fostering is something you could do to make a difference to the life of a child the Family Placement Service would be very pleased to see you at our Foster Care Fortnight events. Alternatively you can visit our website www.guernseyfostercare.com or we can be contacted on 713230 or via email on change@guernseyfostercare.com.

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