NELC reaching out to anyone thinking about fostering
North East Lincolnshire Council are asking for those who live in Cleethorpes and surrounding areas to consider fostering.
Fostering provides a full-time, safe and nurturing family environment for children and young people in need.
The council have said: ”We are looking for more foster carers to care for children of all ages. Currently we have an urgent need for long term carers.”
To foster you must be over 21 years old, a UK resident or have indefinite leave to remain, be able to take care of a child or young person full-time.
Before you can foster, you must pass an assessment to check that you’re able to care for a child.
Applicants will not be assessed on your age, ethnicity, gender, marital status, religion or sexual orientation.
The government website states: “You may be able to work and foster. Whether you can depends on the child’s circumstances and the fostering service you apply to. This can be your local council or an independent fostering agency.”
Since the start of the pandemic foster services view was that young people in foster care who are turning 18 should have the opportunity to remain in foster care for the time being.
Carers would still be receiving the same practical and financial support as previously.
More information about the different types of fostering and requirements can be found on their website www.nelincs.gov.uk or call to enquire on 01472 325545.