Thinking of becoming a foster carer?

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BNarnardo By choosing to become a foster carer you can make a huge difference to a child’s life – and yours.

The UK’s leading children’s charity, Barnardo’s believes that by providing the right help, committed support, and belief, even the most vulnerable children can turn their lives around.

If this makes you wonder if fostering is right for you, get in touch with Barnardo’s. They are urgently looking to recruit an extra 850 foster carers in Scotland to tackle the “critical” shortfall which leaves one in three children in care having to move homes more than twice a year. The charity says at least 8,600 new foster carers are needed throughout the UK with the number of children in the care system across the country having gone up for the eighth year in a row to more than 90,000.

There is no upper age limit to becoming a foster carer although there is a minimum age of 21. Barnardo’s does not exclude anyone from consideration on the grounds of marital status, gender, sexual orientation, disability or employment status.

To find out more about fostering visit: http://www.barnardos.org.uk/fostering or call 08000 277 280.

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