is calling for more people in Trafford to come forward to become foster carers, and to help change local children’s futures.
The call comes during The Fostering Network’s annual Foster Care FortnightTM campaign (13 to 26 May) which seeks to raise awareness of the amazing role foster carers play in the lives of thousands of children and young people, and to encourage more people to foster.
In the North West 8,600 children are living with around 7,000 foster families, but there is a need for more foster carers.
This year alone, hundreds of new foster families are needed in the North West to ensure that children coming into care have the best chance of finding a foster family that can meet their specific needs and help them build a positive future.
There is particular need for foster carers to look after teenagers, disabled children and groups of brothers and sisters.
Kate said, “I’m delighted to be supporting Foster Care Fortnight. Foster carers play such a vital role in our society and I am so grateful to all the foster families here in Trafford.
“However, we still need many more people who think they might have the right skills and experience to consider whether they could become foster carers and change the futures of children and young people who need support at a critical point in their young lives.
“If you’ve ever thought fostering is something you could do, please take a look at the Fostering Network’s website www.thefosteringnetwork.org.uk for more information.
Kevin Williams, chief executive of The Fostering Network, the UK’s leading fostering charity, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Kate is supporting this year’s Foster Care Fortnight. We know that foster care can transform children’s lives and recognising the positive impact that foster carers and their families have on children and young people is so important.
“The theme of this year’s campaign is #changeafuture and it is a really good time to think about fostering and whether you could change a future by becoming a foster carer.
“If you think you have the qualities needed to provide a stable and nurturing home to children and young people in foster care, then please take the next step today by getting in touch with your local fostering service.”