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Foster with your local authority in the Liverpool City Region

The search continues for more foster carers to look after children and young people in the Liverpool City Region as part of a region-wide recruitment campaign.

Sefton has joined forces with Knowsley, Liverpool and St. Helens Council, to raise awareness about fostering with your Local Council.

The four authorities will be holding a joint virtual recruitment event on Tuesday 1st March at 6pm.

Applications to foster children and young people have declined significantly throughout the region since the start of the pandemic, yet there are nearly 3000 children looked after across the four authorities.

The need to find safe and loving homes for some of the most vulnerable children in our region is more important than ever before.

Cllr Mhairi Doyle MBE, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said:

“It’s great to be joining Local Authorities across the City Region with one main purpose to appeal to local people to think about fostering. We need more carers to provide the support and stable homes that these young people need to really thrive.

“Fostering is so flexible and there are lots of different roles available to suit you and your family. You don’t need any special skills or qualifications. Foster carers just need to be able to provide a solid and reliable foundation for children and young people.

“If you are interested in fostering, then contact your Local Authority. You will benefit from the support and training we provide.”

The event on Tuesday 1st March will be an opportunity to learn about the process, benefits, support and training available when fostering with your Local Authority.

There will also be the opportunity to listen and chat to an experienced foster carer who will share their experiences of what fostering is like on a day-to-day basis and talk about why they are passionate about caring for local children as part of a local authority team.

You can join the meeting via the Zoom link Launch Meeting – Zoom

For more information about Fostering with Sefton please visit www.seftonfostering.co.uk or call free on 0800 923 2777.