Published Thursday, 31st October 2019
The Sutton Fostering Service has launched its new foster carer recruitment campaign.
The Sutton Fostering Service has launched its new foster carer recruitment campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the need to recruit more foster carers in Sutton to take care of our Children in Care when they cannot remain with their families.
Foster carers provide children who can’t live with their own families a safe, secure and stable home for them to live, develop and thrive. This could be for a few days, months, years or more permanently until they reach adulthood. Children may need to be in foster care at any age during their childhood; from birth to eighteen.
The campaign features a range of videos showcasing inspiring stories of children and young people who have been fostered and their foster carers. These will be shared across council platforms throughout the campaign.
The first of the two videos showcased one of our residents who have cared for teenagers and sibling groups — one of the core aims of the campaign. Nii’s story shows how one family opened their arms to caring, and how the 23 teenagers they looked after touched their hearts.
The Sutton Fostering Service also launched a second video, Ethan’s Story, showing the huge difference foster carers make to those they care for.
The campaign will continue over the next year through a variety of digital and physical channels, highlighting people’s stories and successes that caring has brought them.
If you would like to gain more information about fostering, visit our website at: www.sutton.gov.uk/fosteringinsutton.