Highland Council in foster carer recruitment drive

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HIGHLAND Council is aiming to recruit more carers during Foster Care Fortnight.

Entitled “Get in the Frame”, it runs from today until Sunday 26 May.

The Highland Council’s Fostering & Adoption Service is seeking long term foster carers, respite carers, as well as carers who can provide temporary and emergency placements for all ages of children and young people.

Many of the children who need care can present challenging and/or difficult behaviour and can have complex health needs including children with a disability.

The ultimate aim for foster care is for children to return to their natural families, and foster carers are crucial in making this possible.

Carers work alongside the team of people whose job it is to ensure children’s needs are met and the plan for the child’s care and protection is implemented.

Council Children’s Champion Councillor Linda Munro said: “There’s a constant need for foster carers and adoptive parents right across the Highlands. Those who come forward to help play a vital role in securing a better future for the children of the Highlands who desperately need support and the opportunity to experience a stable family environment.”

The public can find out more about fostering or adoption please contact 01463 703431 or fostering@highland.gov.uk.