Can you make a difference to a young person's life?
8th April 2016
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It’s a sad fact of life that there are thousands of children out there, who desperately need a safe home, stability, and people who will look out and care for them. Carers who can make their future seem so much brighter than it is now.

If you want to make a huge difference to a child’s life, then making the decision to become a foster carer is a hugely rewarding way to do so.

People decide to foster for all sorts of different reasons; some have thought about fostering for years, but have actually never done anything about it before finally getting in touch. Some have raised children of their own, and when the kids have ‘flown the nest’ miss the hustle and bustle and still have plenty to offer. And some people have, for many reasons, never had children of their own, but feel that they have the time patience and warmth to give to a young person.

Whatever their individual reasons and backgrounds; the main driving force behind the decision to foster, is that they all want to make a big difference to a child’s life.

Community Foster Care need new and experienced foster carers in Barrow and the surrounding areas.

They are holding drop in sessions at The Forum on Saturday 23rd April and Saturday 14th May for anyone who wants to find out more about becoming a foster carer. Both sessions will be held from 11am – 3pm. These are informal information sessions for you to call in and have a chat with a member of the Community Foster Care Team.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it to one of the sessions. You can give the team a call on 01524 489388 for a friendly, informal chat.

Or, you can get more details about fostering, what’s involved and how to get started by visiting

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