If you’ve ever considered growing your family and welcoming a new addition into your home, now could be the perfect time to consider fostering – as Gloucestershire County Council appeals for more foster carers to come forward.
Whether it’s a baby, a young child, a teenager, or a parent and their child, Gloucestershire County Council’s dedicated fostering service helps to provide individuals with a safe and stable home to help them grow and thrive, as well as expert advice to those considering fostering.
This comes following an increase in demand for carers during the pandemic. Councillor Stephen Davies, cabinet member for children’s safeguarding and early years, said: ‘Gloucestershire County Council works hard to ensure every child in care is placed with the right family. To do this, we need more foster carers to come forward.
‘We particularly need foster carers who can help brothers and sisters stay together and for children over 10. The need has never been greater, so if you have ever considered fostering, I’d urge you to get in touch to find out more with no initial commitment. It really is a rewarding job and you have the potential to make so much difference.’
There are many options for potential foster carers to consider and Gloucestershire County Council’s dedicated fostering service can help interested people decide which one suits their circumstances.