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Make a difference this foster care fortnight

Northumberland’s Foster Care Team are this month showing why they care to encourage others to join them and help children and young people.

To raise wider awareness of fostering across the county the team have taken on a unique challenge. From Monday, May 10th you can catch the team taking on the ‘Jerusalema Dance Challenge’ and challenging other fostering teams in other local authorities to do the same.

The team have been joined by Foster Carers, the Education for Looked After Children’s Team and Neighbourhood Services. 

Neighbourhood Services are helping to raise awareness of the need for more people to foster by advertising the ‘We are family’ message on refuse trucks which go out and about to all Northumberland towns and villages.

Cath McEvoy-Carr, Executive Director for Adult and Children’s Services, said: “We are always thinking of new ways to catch the eye of potential foster carers, and this is another great way of doing just that – something different, and getting other fostering teams across the country involved too.

“We are always in need of short- and long-term foster carers. You may not think you can be a foster carer, but you will be surprised, and you could make a huge difference to a child’s life.

“I urge you to get in touch with the team and have a chat about this great opportunity.”

Foster care is crucial for the health and wellbeing of children who need to be cared for by someone else if it’s not possible for them to live within their own family. 
Foster carers play a vital role in the lives of local children and young people. No two are the same, offering different life experiences to those in need of support and care. So, please don’t think that you couldn’t make a difference in a child’s life by becoming a foster carer.
If you would like to know more get in touch for an informal chat.

- Call: 01670 62 62 62
- Text: 07779 983 165
- Email:

Join our next online “Is fostering for me?” event 18th May

And, get behind our challenge too! You can find it on Northumberland County Council’s social media channels.
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