Over 65,000 children live with almost 55,000 foster families across the UK each day. This is nearly 80% of the 83,000 children in care away from home on any one day in the UK
The Fostering Network estimates that fostering services need to recruit a further 6,800 foster families in the next 12 months in England alone. So many children and young people that are in desperate need of safe, secure and nurturing foster homes.
Quality services like ours are in demand, so we’re doing our best to think out of the box about ways to attract some carers into the fold. Some interesting events have been happening in Devon recently as we prepare for our recruitment drive. We have purchased a lovely Morris Minor pick up which we will be using to draw the crowds and hopefully new potential foster carers – if you see us tootling by do give us a beep and a wave!
Our team gave the car its debut at the Devon County Show on 16 to 18 May, and despite the drizzle we had plenty of interest in what we do – so mission accomplished!
We are encouraging our young people to name our old, but well-cared for little truck, so watch this space for the results of our competition!