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National Foster Care Fortnight is well underway and Dudley Council’s foster carers are helping to spread the word about the ‘best job in the world’.

National Foster Care Fortnight is well underway and Dudley Council’s foster carers are helping to spread the word about the ‘best job in the world’.

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The borough’s foster carers have been attending drop-in sessions for new carers and sharing their inspiring stories on the service’s website www.fosteringindudley.org.uk

The videos give people interested in fostering a first-hand account of what it’s really like to foster by bringing the fostering journey to life.

The website also hosts lots of useful information and provides an easy and fast way to get in touch with Dudley’s fostering service.

For those who want to find out more there are four drop-in sessions still to run as part of Foster Care Fortnight.

The final session this week is tomorrow (Friday 18 May) at the Cornbow Shopping Centre in Halesowen from 10am to 3pm.

Next week, the team will be at Costa Coffee on Tuesday 22 May in the Ryemarket from 10am to 3pm and on Thursday 24 May at Ladies Walk Centre in Sedgley from 12 to 5pm before finishing the fortnight at St Thomas’s Church in Stourbridge on Saturday 26 May from 1 to 3pm.

Councillor Patrick Harley, leader of Dudley Council, said:

Foster Care Fortnight gives us the opportunity to really highlight the important and rewarding role of a foster carer.
Our carers are really inspiring and are proud to foster for Dudley, the real carer videos on our website demonstrates this.
We’re proud of our foster carers and are always happy to hear from anyone who feels they can offer a safe, caring and stable home to children looked after by Dudley borough.”

The service is keen to hear from anyone interested in fostering but in particular from those who would like to care for teenagers, children with disabilities or those who could take more than one child so brothers and sisters can stay together. They would also like to hear from people interested in long term fostering.

Dudley fostering offers a rewarding career, 24 hour support, training and guidance 365 days a year and a range of fostering options.

Notes to editors

Foster Care Fortnight runs from May 14 to 27 and is the Fostering Network's annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering. It is the UK's biggest foster carer recruitment campaign.

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