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The Highland’s Needs Foster Carers

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Highland Council is appealing for people to consider becoming foster carers.

This week 13-26 May marks the beginning of Foster Care Fortnight™ and Highland Council is appealing for more people to come forward and become foster carers.

Cllr David Fraser, Chair of Health Social Care and Wellbeing Committee said:

“Foster care provides vital care to children and young people and is at the heart of our communities, enabling children to stay with foster families, local to everything they are familiar with already.

“Highland needs more foster carers and I encourage anyone even thinking about it to join the online information sessions being provided to find out more.”

The Council needs foster carers who can look after infants, younger children, teenagers and brothers and sisters to keep them together, in an emergency and on a temporary basis or provide respite for children in their local community, who have a disability.

The local authority also needs permanent carers for older children so they can remain with these carers for the remainder of their childhood. 

Highland’s foster carers also support each other and share skills and expertise.  

Highland needs Foster Carers like you.

Join the MS Teams online sessions during Fostering Fortnight (13-24 May 2024).

Come along and see how you can support local families:

  • Session 1 – Monday 13 May from 6pm – 7pm
  • Session 2 – Wednesday 15 May from 1pm – 2pm
  • Session 3 – Friday 17 May from 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Session 4 – Monday 20 May from 10am – 11am
  • Session 5 – Wednesday 22 May from 7pm – 8pm
  • Session 6 – Friday 23 May from 1pm – 2pm

Email fostering@highland.gov.uk and state which session you would want to attend. An email link will then be sent for you to join the chosen session.

To find out more visit: www.highland.gov.uk/fosteringandadoption 

Foster Care Fortnight™ is The Fostering Network’s annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering and show how foster care transforms lives.

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