It’s Foster Care fortnight (May 8-21) and the campaign by Denbighshire County Council to recruit foster carers in the county continues.
There is a very real shortage of foster carers across the whole of Wales and Denbighshire County Council is encouraging people to give some thought to providing a home for a child or young person in need.
The Council is asking people to consider it at this time of the year when scores of young people will be considering leaving home for university in the coming monthsor a new job – a time when people may feel they have the time and space available to perhaps consider becoming a foster carer.
The Council has been running an on-going campaign called Love Fostering, to increase the number of applications and enquiries received about fostering in the county and to promote the benefits of fostering county-wide.
The 'Love Fostering' campaign includes information website, promotional banners and booklets and the fostering team can provide advice and information to prospective foster carers.
There are a number of differing types of fostering including general fostering (short and long term), respite care to allow other carers to take a break from their duties , short break care to support families who have children with disabilities, support care to enable families to overcome difficult periods in their lives and emergency foster care that can see children placed at very short notice.
Rhiain Morrlle, Service Manager for Looked After Children, said: "Fostering Fortnight is a great opportunity to raise the profile of fostering opportunities and to make people think about the possibility of becoming foster carers.
"We have a dedicated team of staff at the other end of the phone who would be more than willing to have an informal chat and advise people about the fostering process, the benefits of fostering and what it involves.
"Making that phone call may make a real difference to the life of a child or young person in Denbighshire."
To find out more, call 0800 7313215.
Posted on Monday 8th May 2017