Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Foster families plea to give 60 children a home

Sixty disadvantaged children in Northern Ireland desperately require safe, long-term homes, a leading foster charity has said.

The children — a number of whom come from troubled backgrounds — are aged between one and 15 and currently live with short-term foster families or in residential care.

The Fostering Network — the UK’s leading charity for all those involved in foster care — today launched a province-wide search for good homes for those affected.

Foster Care Fortnight 2011 runs until Sunday, 29 May. Its aim is to encourage people to consider offering a long-term home to a child.

Kate Lewis, director of the Fostering Network Northern Ireland, said: “Foster families are needed across Northern Ireland to offer homes to these children. Foster care will give some of them their first positive experience of stable family life.

“Being a long-term foster carer means offering a child security, stability and the confidence to meet the many challenges life throws at them.”

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