Family fun as BHSC Trust foster carers celebrate Foster Care Fortnight

01/06/2015

Belfast Trust Fostering Service has marked the launch of Foster Care Fortnight (1 – 14 June) with a family fun day for its foster carers and fostering families.

There are currently 549 children and young people living with 377 foster carers across the Belfast Health and Social Care (HSC) Trust area. There is an ongoing need for new foster carers.

Fostering provides children and young people who cannot live with their own families with an alternative home where they can feel valued, respected and cared for. Foster homes are needed for children of all ages who are unable to live with their own families.

Speaking at the launch event, Beverley Ringland, Senior Social Worker at the Belfast Trust Fostering Service said, “Foster Care Fortnight is an annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering. Each year, more and more children are coming into care. Whilst today has been very much about celebrating the wonderful work Belfast Trust foster carers do, our message is that we are always in need of new foster carers.

Belfast HSC Trust Fostering Service provides comprehensive support for its foster carers so they are equipped with the high level of skills necessary to undertake the fostering task. Organised social activities for carers and their families are another important aspect of what the service provides.”

Could you foster for Belfast HSC Trust?

Belfast HSC Trust wishes to recruit people who are patient, understanding, compassionate and flexible and who have time and space in their lives to devote to a child / young person’s needs. Call us on (028) 950 40057 or visit www.adoptionandfostering.hscni.net for more information