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by Rachel

You could be one of 8,600

Figures released today (8th January 2014) by the Fostering Network, the leading charity for all those involved in foster care, indicate the need for additional foster carers throughout the United Kingdom is as critical as ever.

Taking into consideration the turnover in the foster workforce, the numbers of children in care in any one day and the need to increase the size of the pool of available foster carers, the Fostering Network has calculated the need to recruit a further 8,600 foster carers during 2014.

Carers for teenagers, children with disabilities and sibling groups are in demand constantly, and matching these young people with foster carers with the appropriate skills to care for them is a challenge all foster care providers face each day. In England alone, during 2013, nearly 500 sibling groups were separated purely due to lack of carers.

There is no doubt that fostering is a challenging career but there are many people who would make excellent foster carers and we at Pathway Care need them to come forward as a matter of urgency.

To become a foster carer, you don’t need formal qualifications; your life experience is more important so if you have a spare bedroom in your home, could offer care and support to a child or children and are ready to make a positive difference to their lives, we need to hear from you.

Pathway Care carers enjoy excellent training, comprehensive support and a generous allowance, so take the first step in your fostering career by completing the form on the right hand side of this page today.