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Foster carers for Suffolk children

8 July 2019

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As a local authority, Suffolk County Council is responsible for more than 800 children in care in Suffolk. The Suffolk Fostering & Adoption service is part of Suffolk County Council, and their goal is to secure families for Suffolk children, either on a short-term or permanent basis. The service has been rated Outstanding by Ofsted.  Fostering is a big commitment, but it is an incredibly rewarding journey. Foster carers can make a real difference to a child’s life, providing them with the nurturing home life they need to give them every chance of a happy childhood and to succeed in life. Suffolk Fostering & Adoption aren’t looking for perfect families. They need people with a passion and an ability to provide children in their care with love, patience and a sense of belonging. When you foster for Suffolk you:

  • Give back to your community and offer help and support to the most vulnerable children in Suffolk.
  • Enrich your own family life by gaining new insights, interests and skills.
  • Develop your own skills and career opportunities through support and training, including a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare.
  • Are part of a team – the largest family in Suffolk.
  • Have access to therapeutic support services for the children you foster and your own family.
  • Are given 24-hour support and up to 21 days paid leave. Suffolk offer competitive financial rewards for foster carers. Fostering for Suffolk really can be a career choice.

To find out what Suffolk Fostering & Adoption Service can offer foster carers call 01473 264800,

email fosterandadopt@suffolk.gov.uk,  or visit www.fosterandadopt.suffolk.gov.uk