Chris Green MP has shown his support for Foster Care Fortnight by encoring more people in Bolton West and Atherton to come forward and become foster carers.
In the North West, 53,000 children are living with around 43,500 foster families but there is still a need for more foster carers.
The Fostering Network’s annual Foster Care Fortnight campaign aims to tackle this, by encouraging more people to foster and highlighting the amazing role foster carers play in thousands of children’s lives.
Mr Green said: “I’m delighted to be supporting Foster Care Fortnight. Foster carers play such a vital role in our society and I am grateful to all the foster families here in Bolton West and Atherton for the invaluable care they provide.
Kevin Williams, Chief Executive of The Fostering Network, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Chris Green MP is supporting this year’s Foster Care Fortnight.
“The theme of this year’s Foster Care Fortnight 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.”
To find out more about how you can become a foster carer visit:
Bolton - https://www.bolton.gov.uk/fostering
Atherton - https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Health-Social-Care/Children-and-young-people/Fostering/Fostering.aspx
Or get in contact with your local council.