Fifty Liverpool foster carers needed for Liverpool children

Group of children
Group of children

LIVERPOOL’S Lord Mayor is getting behind a drive to recruit more foster carers in the city.

Councillor Erica Kemp has agreed to throw open the doors of the Town Hall from 4-7pm on Monday 26 January to help recruit the 50 people needed now to care for looked after children in the city.

The event follows on from the success of previous evenings which have seen members of the public stop by for a cup of tea after work, enjoy a bowl of scouse and find out about the rewarding role of a Foster Carer.

It is a chance to meet the council’s Foster Carers and ask as many questions as you like about the day to day experience of supporting and caring for our city’s most vulnerable children.

Lord Mayor, Councillor Erica Kemp, said: “I am delighted that the Town Hall is able to host this event and give people the opportunity to find out more about becoming a foster carer.

“It is a hugely rewarding role and something that can completely change your life for the better, and we need more people to come forward right now.”

Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Tony Concepcion, will be present at the event.

Cabinet member for children’s services, Councillor Jane Corbett, added: “Our team of foster carers do an amazing job providing a loving home for some of our most vulnerable children.

“However, we really need more people to come forward and support us. People can come from all sorts of backgrounds and all walks of life – what matters is that they are willing to help care for our children in a safe and loving environment.

“They deserve the very best support that we can offer, and that is why we are doing all we can to recruit and support foster carers.”

People interested in fostering can visit http://www.fosteringforliverpool.co.uk to find out more. or call the recruitment line on 0151 515 0000.

Foster carers need to be aged over 21, but there is no upper age limit. They can be single, married or co-habiting, straight or gay.