Children and teenagers in North Wales need you!
That is the rallying cry from a new website launched by local council fostering
teams this month.
Fostering teams across North Wales are working to encourage more local people
to foster children in North Wales, especially children over the age of 10 and
they want you to visit the new website.
With over 400 foster carers in North Wales, Flintshire is working with the
other five councils in the area to provide care for over 1,000 looked-after
children and young people.
Every 20 minutes across the UK a child comes into care and is in need of a
foster family, and we do not have enough foster carers in North Wales.
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Social Services, Councillor
Christine Jones, said:
“Good foster carers are needed to make a difference to children’s futures and
their life chances. We need local people who can provide safe, caring and
nurturing family environment where children can develop and thrive, and reach
their full potential.
“Foster carers are not on their own. Experienced teams work together with
foster families to provide the support needed to help carers through the
difficult times and help children to overcome the trauma they have experienced
in their early life.”
The criteria to become a foster carer may be more open than you think. Many
people rule themselves out of fostering, but we would encourage them just to
speak to us before giving up on the idea. There is no age limit or
qualifications. You can be single. You can work as well as foster. You will
need a spare bedroom. There are different types of fostering to suit you and
your family. The most important thing is that you can spend time with children,
listen and provide stability even when the going gets tough.
For anyone interested in finding out more about fostering, visit