Foster Carers urgently needed in Horsham

July 11, 2011 · Posted in General 

West Sussex County Council urgently needs to recruit more foster carers because of the rising number of children needing foster care. The shortage is particularly acute in Horsham and its surrounding areas.

Local foster carer, Nikki says: “I’ve been a foster carer for the last 7 years doing mainly fostering for newborn babies and short-term foster care for other carers. These types of fostering fit in and work well for my family, and after all these years I really still enjoy doing it.

“My partner and I thought about fostering for quite a while before we made the ‘plunge’ and we did lots of research. One of the best things anyone can do is to talk to existing foster carers. This way you go into fostering with your eyes open so you don’t get any surprises. If anyone in Horsham is thinking about fostering contact us to find out more.”

Cabinet Member for Children and Families, Peter Evans, said: “To provide the highest standard of care, West Sussex County Council does its very best to match West Sussex children needing care to West Sussex foster carers.

“Children thrive on familiarity so our approach also means children and young people who need care stay close to their school, friends, people and places they know.”

West Sussex County Council makes sure a full package of training and support is provided to all its foster carers to meet the needs of the children and young people they care for.

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