More carers are needed
It is currently Foster Care Fortnight and The Fostering Network has said there is an urgent need for 360 more families in the North East to come forward to foster, especially those able to foster teenagers and groups of brothers and sisters.
As a foster carer I have seen how important it is for children to grow up in a safe, loving and stable environment, and how foster care can transform the life of not only a fostered child but also a fostering family.
I would urge anyone who thinks they have the skills and experience to be foster carers to pick up the phone to their local fostering service or visit www.couldyoufoster.org.uk
Darren Harman-Page, foster carer