Posted on: Friday 16 October 2020
Torfaen Council is joining other local authorities across Gwent to promote a new Autumn fostering campaign that looks to encourage more families and individuals to come forward and foster a child or young person in need.
Running from the 19th October until 1st November 2020, the online social media campaign will promote the many unique benefits of becoming a foster carer with the local authority and will celebrate the positive outcomes fostering a child can have.
We know that for many residents in Torfaen, the impact of COVID19 has been life changing. With continued uncertainty around work, lockdowns and having to spend more time at home, it has presented everybody with an opportunity to reflect more on the things that matter the most to them.
Whether that is spending more precious time at home with the family, starting a new career, or doing something inspirational that not only has a positive impact on their lives, but others too, the pandemic has no doubt been a defining moment for many.
Deciding to foster a child could be that defining moment. If you have considered becoming a foster carer in the past, or have recently found that it might work for you and you're family, then why not start your fostering journey today?
Torfaen Foster Care are seeking people who can be positive role models and give children and or young people support, encouragement and a sense of belonging.
There are many different ways to foster including; fostering teenagers, being a therapeutic carer, respite carers, emergency carers or fostering sibling groups and children with additional needs.
Torfaen Executive Member for Children, Families & Communities, Councillor Fiona Cross said, ‘It’s clearly understood that foster carers receive great satisfaction from seeing children develop, as well as witnessing them achieving and reaching their potential and ambitions. We know that many carers keep in touch and make a positive difference to children’s lives, even when they reach adulthood.
Becoming a foster carer with Torfaen has never been easier, we offer a range of benefits including excellent learning and development opportunities, a financial support package, and tailored advice and guidance.
In these difficult times, it’s more important than ever that children feel safe and secure. By offering a child a loving home, you can certainly make a difference that will last a lifetime’
Applications are welcome from people from all types of background.
If you have thought about becoming a foster carer or would just like some advice about how to take the first step, please visit: www.torfaen.gov.uk/fostering or call 01495 766669.