As a national charity reveals figures of how many carers are needed nationally to foster children in 2014, Durham County Council is holding a number of information drop-in sessions.
The council is looking to recruit 50 carers over the coming year and anyone interested can pop in at anytime to have any questions answered.
The council is particularly looking for carers who can look after teenagers as well as those families who can offer a long term home to children.
Lots of support is available to help you look after the children.
The drop-in sessions will take place on the following dates:
- January 16, Lamplight Arts Centre, Stanley, anytime between 4.30pm and 6.30pm.
- January 17, Durham Town Hall, anytime between 11.00am and 4.00pm.
- January 23, Four Clocks Centre, Bishop Auckland, anytime between 4.30pm and 6.30pm.
At least 8,600 new foster families are needed across the UK during 2014 to provide stable, secure and loving homes for the record numbers of fostered children, according to figures out today from the Fostering Network.
Tonight, almost 63,000 children will be living with over 52,500 foster families across the UK.
More foster families are needed not only to replace the 12 per cent who leave each year, but to ensure that children who come into foster care find foster carers who are right for them, have the skills and qualities they need, and are available now.
More foster families are particularly needed to provide homes for teenagers, children with
disabilities and sibling groups.
Log on to www.durham.gov.uk or phone 03000 269 400 to find more information on how you can foster with Durham County Council. The Fostering Network Press Release can be found here.