This week marks the start of Foster Care Fortnight™ and Highland Council is calling for more people to come forward and consider becoming a foster parent.
“Foster care provides lifesaving care for children and young people and is at the heart of our communities, allowing children to stay in foster homes, close to everything they already know,” a spokesperson explained. .
“The council needs foster families who can look after infants, toddlers, teenagers and siblings to keep them together, in an emergency and on a temporary basis, or provide respite for the children of their local community, who have a disability.”
The local authority also needs permanent carers for older children so that they can stay with the carers for the rest of their childhood. Highland host families also support each other and share their skills and expertise.
As the Host Family Fortnight runs through Sunday 22nd May, Highland Council wants to celebrate the strength and resilience of its host communities, and all they do to ensure children are cared for and supported to flourish.
“Please follow the link on our website to learn more.”
Foster Care Fortnight™ is the Fostering Network’s annual campaign to raise the profile of foster care. It is also the largest foster care recruitment campaign in the UK.