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Mayor supports foster carer recruitment campaign 11.06.10

Local people joined Sutton's Mayor, Cllr Margaret Court, to show their support for council's foster carer recruitment campaign during Foster Care Fortnight.

Mayor supports foster carer recruitment campaign

The information stall held in Sutton High Street attracted lots of attention and helped to spread the word about Fostering in Sutton.

Passing children were invited to help colour-in hundreds of paper flowers for the display which represented all 150 Sutton children currently in care.

The number of looked after children rose by 20 per cent in Sutton last year and more foster carers are urgently needed.

Cllr Dave Callaghan, Executive Member for Children, Families and Youth Services at Sutton Council, said: "We have seen a significant rise in the number of children coming into our care recently and urgently need more people to help us look after them.

"Foster carers do not need any specialist qualifications, to have children of their own, to be married or to have a partner.

"All children need a safe and loving home and if you think you could help provide that I urge you to contact our fostering team to find out more."

All carers receive dedicated support, training and a competitive financial package.

Sutton Fostering can be contacted on 020 8770 4250, suttonfostering@sutton.org.uk or visit www.suttonfostering.org.uk and complete the online form.

Last updated: Thursday, 08 July 2010

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