Under 35s should be come foster carers claims charity
May 19, 2017 3 comments
More people under the age of 35 should consider becoming foster carers a charity has claimed.
The Fostering Network called for younger volunteers as this year’s Foster Care Fortnight draws to a close. The charity highlighted the fact that the great majority of foster carers are older people – less than five per cent are younger than 35, while making up as much as 20 per cent of the population.
Chief executive Kevin Williams said it was vital that a broader swathe of the population became involved in helping vulnerable youngsters.
“Older foster carers bring life experience and skills from other work to fostering, and do an amazing job in providing homes for thousands of fostered children. However, given the need for over 7,000 more foster families in 2017, it’s vital that we also reach out to more people under 35 who are heavily under-represented.”
Interested individuals or families are invited to visit the Fostering Network website to find out more.
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May 19, 2017
Categories: Fostering & Adoption