Children’s self-portraits and their thoughts on what makes a good foster carer are at the heart of a new campaign around fostering in Leicestershire.
The county council campaign focuses on what children in care want from a foster carer, all in their own words - from teaching them new things and treating them kindly, to being good listeners and keeping them safe.
It is the simple things that make great foster carers, according to Ivan Ould, the county council’s cabinet member for children and families.
With more than 600 children and young people in care across the county, the council sees the campaign as a catalyst to help spur on new foster carers looking to make a big difference to a young person’s life.
The new campaign is running throughout this month on Facebook, accompanied by advertising on the county and city council's park and ride service.
Anyone interested in fostering can visit the council’s next ‘Find out about Fostering’ event, which is being held between 6.30pm and 8pm on Tuesday, 15 October, at County Hall.