Leicestershire’s foster carers are being thanked for their extraordinary dedication this Foster Care Fortnight (11-24 May).
We are celebrating the families who take children and young people under their wing, while calling for more people to come forward and foster.
Foster carers offer a loving and safe home to children and young people in care across the county, and this commitment is ongoing during the coronavirus pandemic.
This week, our fostering families have been sent a thank you card, recognising the continued support and reassurance they are providing to vulnerable young people during unprecedented times.
We will also be lighting up our Glenfield HQ in blue and green tonight to thank NHS and social care workers as part of the national ‘clap for carers’.
We can’t emphasise enough how truly grateful we are to all of our foster carers, particularly at this time, for the positivity and resilience they show in finding new and resourceful ways to support children and young people’s education, health and wellbeing.
“The card is just a small token to reflect a big ‘thank you’ and show how much we appreciate their efforts and the difference they are making.
“We’re seeing so many acts of kindness and support across our county at this time and we are always looking for more people to open their hearts and homes to a young person who needs them. I would urge anyone who has thought about fostering to get in touch during Foster Care Fortnight.Person:Councillor Ivan Ould, cabinet member for children and families
Foster carers come from all walks of life and can be married, single, LGBT+, homeowners or renting, religious and from any cultural background. The only requirement is that applicants must be over 21 and have a spare bedroom.
For more information about fostering visit www.fosteringleicestershire.com or call 0116 305 0505. The team are available Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm to offer information, guidance and answer any queries about the various fostering roles available.