Families in Doncaster are urgently needed to provide loving foster homes for youngsters.
At least 750 new foster families are needed across Yorkshire and Humber during 2014 to provide stable and secure homes for the record numbers of fostered children, according to the Fostering Network.
More than 5,400 children are living with foster families across Yorkshire and the Humber – including dozens in Doncaster.
Foster families are needed to replace the 12 per cent who leave each year and to ensure children who come into foster care find carers who are right for them and are available.
More are particularly needed to provide homes for teenagers, children with disabilities and sibling groups.
Robert Tapsfield, chief executive of the Fostering Network, said: “Children and young people come into care for a wide range of reasons, but all come needing professional, dedicated and compassionate support.
“Foster carers are remarkable people who open their homes to some of society’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people.
“Fostering services across Yorkshire and the Humber need to attract a diverse range of foster carers who can reflect the children in care and who can offer as much choice as possible so that they can find the right home for each child, first time.
“We urgently need people who believe that they have the right skills and qualities to foster to come forward and make a long lasting positive difference to the life of a child.
“In particular, foster carers are needed to provide homes for teenagers and children with disabilities and to help sibling groups stay together.”
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