Find out how to become a foster carer

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SHEFFIELD residents are invited to find out more about fostering at a special information event organised by Action for Children.

The charity is calling for more local people to consider fostering, after a shortage of 750 carers in Yorkshire and the Humber was revealed.

The free event takes place at St Mary’s Church and Conference Centre in Sheffield, from 11am to 1pm on Wednesday.

Anyone interested in attending can book a place to meet the Action for Children team, find out about the charity’s fostering programme and ask any questions they may have.

Sue Atkinson-Millmoor, children’s placements manager at Action for Children, said: “We are looking for people who have a spare room and experience of caring for, or working with, children to join our team of foster carers in the area.

“Fostering can be a very rewarding career choice - and at Action for Children, we really value our carers. We offer excellent fees, regular breaks and 24-hour support – as well as ongoing training, to enable carers to best meet the needs of the young people they foster.”