Council appealing for more foster carers
The Herald|January 11, 2022
PLYMOUTH City Council's fostering service is asking people to make a new year's resolution and make a difference to a child's life by becoming a foster carer.
ELLIOT BALL

There are currently 500 children and young people in care and there is an ongoing campaign to recruit more foster carers.

When a child cannot be cared for within their family, the council's first priority is for them to be looked after by a local authority foster carer, as they live in the area near to a child's family and friends, so it is less disruptive for a child.

Fostering is a way to make a real positive difference to a child's life, providing children and young people with a stable and loving home and the support and encouragement they need to flourish and do well.

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