Urgent appeal for foster carers in Newry and Mourne

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Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
Foster Carer 1An urgent appeal for new foster carers to come forward has been launched by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust as the number of children who require permanent placements with families in foster care continues to grow. Across the Southern Trust there are children of all ages who may never be able to live with their birth parents.
  The vast majority of children in care live with foster carers. However, in the Southern Trust area, there is an ongoing shortage of ‘forever homes’ where the child will live long term with the same family for the rest of their childhood.
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25th March 2017If you are resilient, flexible and have the energy, time and commitment to care for a child or young person, come along to our information evening on Thursday 11th May 2017 at The Seagoe Hotel, Portadown between 7-9pm.
  You will have the opportunity to speak with carers, meet social workers and learn more about specific children needing placements. The event is open to all members of the public. The Family Placement Service will be available to guide you through the training and support that is available, including financial allowances and tax benefits. Carers receive up to £191 p/w for general fostering and £524 p/w under the intensive support scheme.
  Being a foster care does not necessarily require a full time commitment. There are a wide range of children who need looked after for varying amounts of time. The information evening will also share details about alternative types of fostering that are required, including emergency, respite and short term care.
  There are no unwanted children. Just unfound families. Don’t rule yourself out.
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25th March 2017 Box AdvertTo register your interest call 028 38 337181 or email fostering&adoption@southerntrust.hscni.net
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