Information gathered from all 22 Welsh Local Authorities confirms that across Wales on average, 40 children come into care each week. For the vast majority, the reason for coming into care is because of abuse or neglect.
Like all Local Authorities in Wales, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council relies on Foster Carers to support the vast majority of children in care through temporary or long-term placements. With new children coming in to care each month there is a real need to recruit Foster Carers today.
Almost anyone can become a foster carer. Most importantly, you’ll need space in your home, time in your life and the commitment to care for a child.
An information evening for people interested in becoming a Foster Carer is happening on Wednesday 29th January 2020.
Councillor Christina Leyshon, Cabinet Member for Adult & Children’s Services said: “We estimate that 40 new Foster Carers need to be recruited from across Rhondda Cynon Taf to meet the needs of children and young people coming into our care.”
“I would encourage anyone who is thinking about becoming a Foster Carer to come forward and speak to us today. You could make a real difference to the lives of children and young people in our community.”
‘Find out about fostering’ is the chance to understand exactly what it’s like to be a foster carer for Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council.
Experienced foster carers and members of the fostering support team will be there to answer questions and offer advice.
Anyone interested can drop in for a chat from 4.00pm to The Heritage Park Hotel until 7.00pm. It’s a relaxed event, so there is no need to pre-book an appointment.
Alternatively, there is lots of information available at www.fostercwmtaf.co.uk
Posted on Wednesday 22nd January 2020