Fostering East Mids Kids
18 November 2011, 07:11
Half the 200 children that need fostering in Leicester, Derby and Nottingham are brothers and sisters that need to stay together.
Fostering teams have told Capital they need more carers to make sure siblings can stay together in groups of two, three and four.
Tim Clare from Leicester now works within the care system, he's been telling Capital that being able to stay with his brother made a massive difference:
"Although I had fifteen to twenty different foster homes prior the age of eleven, from eleven onwards it was fantastic, I was able to live with my brother Rob.
"It was great, we had stability, consistency in our lives, we felt part of the family, everything started 'clicking' into place."
Could You Foster?
Councils in Leicester and Derby are recruiting this weekend. Foster carers can be single, married, living as a couple, separated or retired. They can be employed, retired or on benefits and from any adult age group.
- Leicester: Saturday 19th November 2011 - between 10am and 2pm.
- Professional advisors and people with personal experience of fostering and adoption at the Changing Children's Lives Event, St Martin's House, 7 Peacock Lane - Leicester - LE1 5PZ
- Click here for more, Leicester
- Derby: Saturday 19th November 2011 - between 9am and 7pm
- The Council's Fostering Team will be at Derby's Westfield Centre
- Click here for more, Derby
- Nottingham: Nottingham City Council say they hold regular events giving potential foster carers or adopters the opportunity to find out more about the caring roles available.
- Click here for more, Nottingham