Wales needs an extra 550 foster families
We have already written extensively about the figures released by Fostering Network during this years fostering fortnight that showed Wales needs an extra 440 foster families. This is of course slightly better than last year when the figure was 550 foster families.
It should also be noted that this year’s figures show a particular need for more foster carers who can offer homes to older children teenagers and siblings. Our blog post on sibling placements has more information regarding statistics for how many siblings in care are separated and how we need more carers who can help keep brothers and sisters together. We as an agency also find that there is a constant need for “parent and baby” foster placements, further information on this type of foster placement can be found here.
In the meantime, we can all do our bit to increase the numbers of carers in Wales. If you or anyone you know would like more information about fostering and how to become a foster parent, then we are always at hand to help. You can talk to us by using the live chat dialogue box on our website, by email firstname.lastname@example.org, by phoning 01267 232228 or by filling in the form below.