Campaign week to encourage adoption and fostering

Campaign week to encourage adoption and fostering

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Campaign week to encourage adoption and fostering

Berkshire's six council authorities will launch a week-long campaign to recruit carers and adopters next week.

The councils want to help children find new families during Berkshire's Fostering and Adoption Week from Monday to Sunday next week.

Wokingham Borough Council (WBC), Slough Borough Council, West Berkshire Council, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, and Bracknell Forest Council are set to hold information events throughout the week.

The organisers will also use social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to raise awareness, and dispel some of the myths surrounding fostering and adoption.

An information event will be held at the Look Out Discovery Centre in Bracknell from Wednesday, February 13, from noon-3pm.

WBC's head of children’s social care Judith Ramsden said: "Finding new families for our local children and young people who haven’t had the best start in life is key to helping them turn their lives around through either foster care or adoption.

"We’re working together to highlight how providing a stable home environment, guidance and extra support they need, whether for a few days or much longer, could make the difference that lasts a lifetime."

Email fostering@wokingham.gov.uk for information

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