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Fostering Fortnight

Press Release   •   May 10, 2017 09:22 BST

Moray Council is seeking to add to its pool of foster carers.

The recruitment campaign coincides with Foster Care Fortnight which runs until May 21 and is the UK’s biggest awareness raising event for foster caring.

The theme for this year’s campaign is ‘Foster care transforms lives’ and reinforces the message that foster carers come from all walks of life.

“We assess applicants regardless of whether you own your own home, are unemployed or retired, have children or not, of whether you are in a relationship,” said fostering social worker Leanne Andrews.

“We continue to provide ongoing support and training to foster carers once they are approved.

“There are so many reasons why a child could come into foster care and they can stay for one night to several months or, in some cases, they may remain permanently in foster care throughout their childhood. Young people can also remain cared for once they are 16 and over.”

Anyone who would like to find out more about becoming a foster carer can visit the Moray Council website at www.moray.gov.uk or call 01343 563568. Alternatively they can e-mail fostering&adoption@moray.gov.uk

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 95,510 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

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