Become a foster parent in Doncaster

Doncaster's  Civic Offices.
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Doncaster residents are being asked to consider making fostering a child their new year’s resolution.

According to a recent survey conducted by Doncaster Council’s fostering team, 77 per cent of people who have made a resolution will break it this week.

The survey was part of a new campaign asking people to make their 2014 resolution to change a child’s life and consider fostering.

The top five resolutions made in Doncaster were to lose weight, get organised, save more money, enjoy life to the fullest and get fit and healthy. Helping others to fulfil their dreams also made the top ten.

With only eight per cent of people claiming they did complete their resolution last year and 62 per cent confessing their 2013 resolution was totally unrealistic, Doncaster Council is asking people to consider making a resolution this year they can achieve and get in touch with the fostering team.

Councillor Tony Corden, cabinet member for children’s safeguarding, said: “For anybody whose resolution this year is to help more, or maybe to have a complete lifestyle change then I would ask them to consider achieving this through fostering. Fostering is not only an opportunity for you to change a child’s life but it will also have a profound impact on yours. Anybody interested should give our fostering team a call for a friendly chat.”

Almost anyone can apply to foster as long as you are over 21, have a spare room and the energy, enthusiasm and skills required to look after local children.

People who decide to foster through Doncaster Council will receive 24 hour support and generous allowances.

Anyone who is interested in fostering can contact the team on freephone 0808 129 2600 or make an enquiry online at www.fosteringindoncaster.org.