Forster carers and councillors in Essex and Suffolk are asking more people to consider fostering older children.As part of the Fostering Network’s national campaign, Essex County Council are hoping to recruit 100 new foster carers to help support children in desperate need of stability. They are especially interested in speaking to people who might be able to offer care to teenagers, sibling groups of three or more, and children with disabilities.

Dick Madden, Essex County Council’s cabinet member for children’s services told the East Anglian Daily Times: “Foster Care Fortnight is about challenging the stereotypes about who can and can’t foster and encouraging people of all backgrounds and skills to come forward.

“If you are interested in finding out more about fostering then call in to one of our many events for a chat and meet some of our existing carers.”

For more information please call Essex County Council’s Fostering Service on 0800 801 530 or visit

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