Have you ever thought about becoming a foster carer and providing a home for a child?
It’s Foster Care Fortnight this month and the perfect time to find out more – from the experts themselves!
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is inviting residents from all walks of life to find out more about what it means to be a foster carer.
It is proud of its army of carers, who come from all walks of life and open their homes and their hearts to children who are unable to live with their birth families.
From nurturing newborn babies to preparing vulnerable teenagers for a life of independence, foster carers rise to the challenge presented by their roles.
Thanks to their time and commitment, some of the county borough’s most vulnerable children and young people benefit from stability and care – often for the first time in their lives.
Some people look after children and young people for just a short time, offering emergency, respite or interim care. Others offer long-term homes to their foster children.
Each of them has their own personal circumstances and independent outlook on life. But they all share a commitment to, and passion for, giving children and young people the best-possible start in life.
If you would like to find out more or would like to ask a foster carer a question, get involved this foster care fortnight, which runs from May 12 to May 24.
Cllr Annette Davies, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Social Services, said: “Foster Care Fortnight is one of the most important events of the year for those in social care, as it is a chance for us to showcase the incredible work of our foster carers, in the hopes we can encourage and inspire others to come forward to enjoy this challenging, yet rewarding, role.”
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Visit our Foster Care Pages to find out more