Liverpool City Council is looking for foster carers to look after the children and young people who come into local authority care.
The city council’s recruitment officer Phil Watson is are out and about across the city during Foster Care Fortnight from 8 – 20 May speaking to people with passion and commitment to make a difference to children’s lives (see list of venues below). All you need is a spare room and the time to make the most of a rewarding opportunity.
Extensive support and training is offered and the council welcomes carers who wish to transfer to the city council from independent fostering agencies (IFAs).
Councillor Barry Kushner, Cabinet member for children’s services, said: “Taking in someone else’s child is life changing, both for the foster carer and the young person.
“We are seeing increasing numbers of young people coming into care and need the help of the local community so that we can look after our own.
“Please join with us to provide the best care we can for our city’s most vulnerable children and young people so we can look after our own.”
WATCH: Recruitment officer Phil Watson on being a foster carer
Foster carers do not pay Council Tax and families also get free membership of the city’s Lifestyles Fitness Centres.
You need to be aged over 21, but there is no upper age limit and can be single, married or co-habiting, straight or gay.
People interested in fostering can visit http://www.fosteringforliverpool.co.uk, call the recruitment line on 0151 515 0000, email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the Fostering Service on Facebook.