Charity plea for foster parents

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A CHARITY is looking for caring Fylde coast residents to help youngsters in need by fostering.

Action for Children has launched a new service aimed at looking after children from the North West who have encountered severe disruption, abuse or trauma.

Its Transform scheme is a therapeutic foster placement programme which gives children stability, helping them to grow and develop in a family home environment.

And with an estimated shortage of 1,200 carers in the North West, the charity is urgently calling for people from Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre, to consider joining the programme.

Sue Atkinson-Millmoor, children’s placements manager at Action for Children, said: “Your experience of working with children is not as important as your attitude and interest in making Transform work.

“We are looking for foster carers from the Fylde coast who are focussed on a child’s needs, interested in understanding what is behind their behaviour, and can make a long-term commitment to offer children and young people a stable home.”

Call 0845 200 5162 or click www.actionforchildren.org.uk/fostering