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Fostering Devon supports #fosterforyourcouncil

Posted on: 2 December 2020

This week marks the start of #fosterforyourcouncil . We’re working together with other local authorities across the region in the lead up to Christmas, to encourage people to foster with us. Throughout December we’ll be sharing heart-warming stories from our foster carers and children in care. Make sure you’re following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see it all!

According to The Fostering Network, there are 6,140 children in care in the south west and 2,650 fostering households, with many more needed. In Devon alone, there are 815 children in care and 443 fostering households.

Local authorities from Bath and North East Somerset, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire have all come together to run this Christmas campaign. We are calling for those in the region with space in their home and their lives to consider fostering for their council.

If you know someone in Devon who you think would make a great foster carer, encourage them to get in touch via the website or by calling 0345 155 1077.

Lydia's Christmas quote