Council committed to keeping siblings in care together
Telford & Wrekin Council has launched a campaign to find foster carers who are able to welcome sibling groups into their home.
Nationally, there are approximately 40,000 children in care who are living separated from their brothers and sisters who are also in care.
A further 4,000 children who enter care each year are separated from their siblings and over a third of siblings who are separated will rarely, if ever, see each other again.
Telford & Wrekin Council tries as much as possible to keep brothers and sisters together when they come into care and need a foster family.
The Council is looking for foster carers who can look after two or more children from the same family.
Foster carers for sibling groups will need at least one spare bedroom and have the time and patience for family life. They will need to be experienced at looking after children and be committed to making sure children have a good start in life.
Councillor Paul Watling, cabinet member for children, young people and families, said: “The relationship between brothers and sisters is the longest relationship we have in our lives.
“Can you imagine your own children being split up while they were growing up?
“We want to keep siblings together when they come into care and need to find the right people to look after them.
“Fostering can be hugely rewarding and I’d encourage anyone who is thinking about becoming a foster carer to get in touch and find out more.”
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