Foster Carmarthenshire

Local Area: Carmarthenshire

20 Reasons to Foster in 2020

The Fostering Network has estimated that 550 foster families will be needed in Wales to keep up with the widespread demand.

To combat this, on 1 January 2020 Carmarthenshire Local Authority has launched, #20Reasons, a campaign to encourage people within their local area to consider fostering.

Carmarthenshire is one of nine local authorities who have joined forces to create #20Reasons. The campaign uses real foster carers and their motives for fostering to inform and inspire more families to consider looking after a child or young person.

The 20 reasons to foster range from making a difference to a child’s life by giving them a sense of love, belonging and security; to being part of building a positive future and; helping to keep a child in their local area so they can stay in school and near their friends.

Room in your life for a child or a young person in Carmarthenshire?

Are you living in Carmarthenshire and looking to foster a child or young person, or interested in finding out what’s involved in becoming a foster carer?

If yes, please call us for a friendly no-obligation chat on 0800 0933 699.  We hold a number of fostering events in Carmarthenshire where you can meet other foster parents and our fostering advisors, keep up to date with our latest news and events to find out more.

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Carmarthenshire County Council Fostering Service regularly hold open evenings at Crosshands Club, 41 Llandeilo Road, Crosshands SA14 6RD. (Ample parking space). These evening are an opportunity to come along and have an informal chat with staff and foster carers over a cup of tea.

We are a friendly and enthusiastic bunch who love talking about our jobs and are passionate about making a difference to children’s lives, bring your family with you so that everyone can hear first-hand what it’s like to foster for Carmarthenshire. There is no obligation and no ‘hard sell’, just a chance to find out more and start to think whether fostering is right for you and your family. Keep an eye on our website for future dates…

Our next evening will be: Wednesday 18th March 2020, between 6 and 8pm.

Fostering Recruitment Team

If you would like to find out more information about fostering children and young people in Carmarthenshire we’d really love to hear from you!

You can contact our Fostering Recruitment Team for an informal chat and to answer any questions on: 0800 0933 699 or email: fostering@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

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