An appeal is being made for foster carers for teenagers.
With record numbers of children being placed in care, Staffordshire County Council has launched a new campaign to target a particular shortage of foster carers for teenagers.
The campaign is looking for so-called “resilience foster carers’, who are people with experience in dealing with teenagers with emotional and behavioural difficulties and could include residential care workers, ex-police, prison officers or people who work in similar professions.
Resilience fostering is a unique opportunity where carers provide long term, family based placements to these young people aged eight to 18 years old who are moving out of residential care.
Many of these young people will have encountered abuse of some kind or neglect and may already have experienced a breakdown in a previous foster care relationship.
As part of the campaign an information event will be held at Costa Coffee in the Queens Retail Park in Stafford from 10am until midday on Friday, December 28th.
For further information go online to www.care4child.org/resilience or call 0800 1692061.