Could you give a child a home, please?

By Aileen MacLennan

Could you offer a child a home in a secure, loving environment? If so, Argyll and Bute Council is looking for you to come forward and apply to become a foster carer.

There are always a number of young people looking for foster carers in Argyll and Bute, for a variety of reasons, either on a temporary basis while plans are made for their future, or for an extended period if they are unable to go back to their family.

Policy Lead for Social Care, Councillor Kieron Green said: “Every child deserves to live in a safe, loving home but unfortunately that’s not always possible. That’s why we need people in our communities to help – to give a child a chance. There are a number of reasons why children and young people can’t remain with their own families and need to be looked after and accommodated.

“We need more foster carers to provide these young people with the caring, stable environment they deserve and we are calling on members of the public to help. Foster carers can come from a variety of backgrounds. As long as you are over 21, factors including age, marital status and sexuality don’t matter. The most important thing for us is that we match the children with people who we believe will give them love and stability.

“If you are interested and think that you could help make a difference to a young person’s life. Please do get in touch with us.”

For further information, please visit www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/fostering , email FPduty@argyll-bute.gov.uk or call 01546 605 517 to talk to someone.

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