As part of this year's Foster Care Fortnight, Peterborough City Council is aiming to recruit more foster carers who have the skills and experience to look after older children and teenagers.
There are around 150 registered fostering households in Peterborough that care for about 300 children every day. Whilst many carers are approved for babies and toddlers, about six out of ten young people we look after are aged 10 or above.
The council has successfully recruited over 60 new fostering households in the past two years. Those carers have come from a range of backgrounds and are already making a difference to the lives of some of the city's most vulnerable children.
There are a number of ways to find out about fostering over the course of the next two weeks and beyond.
You can visit our fostering team at one of our recruitment stands:
- Serpentine Green Shopping Centre - Tuesday 2 June - Sunday 7 June
- Queensgate Shopping Centre - Monday 8 June to Sunday 14 June
Or meet other prospective carers at a fostering information evening at Peterborough Town Hall, Bridge Street on Tuesday 16 June between 6pm and 8pm. There is also information at our SEND pop-up shop on Bridge Street between 1-15 June.
Watch our myth-busting video and request an information pack via www.peterboroughfostering.co.uk or give us a call on 01733 317 427
Councillor Sheila Scott, Cabinet Member for Children's Services, said: "Our foster carers are not left to go it alone and are supported financially. We are looking for supportive households who can provide stability for these young people. If you are interested in becoming a foster carer please take some time to find out more and we'll be with you every step of the way."