Foster Care Information Evening
27/11/2014The Southern Health and Social Care Trust currently need foster carers for children and teenagers.
Fostering is about caring for children who are unable to live at home for various reasons. Foster carers are ordinary people from all types of family situations.The Trust is hosting a FREE Foster Care information evening on Tuesday 2 December at 6.00 pm in Cullyhanna Community Centre, Tullynavall Road, Newry BT35 0PZ.
Paul Morgan, Director of Children and Young People’s Services at the Southern Trust, said: “The Southern Trust has over 400 foster carers. We are always seeking to recruit new foster carers and welcome new applications.
“We need foster carers to look after children of all ages and backgrounds but at the moment would particularly like to recruit more carers for older children and teenagers. By recruiting a wide pool of foster carers, we can place children and young people within their own areas with trained foster carers who best meet their individual needs.
“People may apply to foster whether they are married, co habiting or single, own or rent their home, work or are receiving benefits, or if they have children of their own. There is no upper age limit to who can foster as long as they are healthy, patient, understanding, compassionate, flexible and have time and space in their lives to devote to the needs of a child or young person.”
For further information contact Patricia Conlon, Social Worker, Newry Family Placement Team on Tel: 028 3083 2693 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also wish to contact your local Fostering Teams at Armagh and Dungannon on Tel: 028 8775 2033or Craigavon and Banbridge on Tel: 028 3833 7181.
www.fostering.hscni.net and www.southerntrust.hscni.net/services/1675.htm