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Created on 26/09/2011 @ 09:59
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An emergency call for help has gone out to residents in the Newtown area after the local foster service reported a dramatic shortfall of carers.
And in a desperate bid to recruit, Powys County Council has joined Wales Fostering 10+ along with 14 other local authorities to create one of the largest regional fostering campaigns to highlight the need for foster carers for young people aged 10.

Aimed at dispelling many of the widely-held myths about foster caring, the campaign will also showcase the sheer diversity of potential foster carers throughout Wales and how they can make a difference to a child’s life.

The campaign is specifically aimed at gaining carers for young people over the age of 10 to ensure that through providing a stable and secure home, they are given the best possible chance in life as they move towards adulthood and independence.
 
Powys Cabinet Member for Children and Partnerships, Councillor Les Davies, said: “Fostering is a demanding but worthwhile and fulfilling career. It offers immeasurable value to young people who need guidance and support as they approach their adult years.

“It is therefore, a high priority for Powys County Council to recruit carers willing to take in older children/young people.  We look for foster carers who come from a variety of diverse backgrounds and experiences but are united in their shared dedication to improving the lives of children and young people in their local area”.

Foster carers are welcomed from all backgrounds, irrespective of race, religion, sexuality, age or marital status. Approved foster carers are provided with financial assistance to help cover the costs of looking after a child. In-depth training is also provided as well as the opportunity to pursue accredited childcare qualifications

For more information contact about fostering contact Caroline Mears on 01874 614030, email    fostering@powys.gov.uk or visit our 10+ website at www.fosterforus.org.uk 

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