Meet some of our amazing foster carers and hear why they love fostering with us

To find out more about fostering in Hertfordshire visit, www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/fosternow

Local foster carers are joining forces with us in a new campaign to highlight the desperate need for more carers.

The new #RecruitingNow campaign, which features real life foster carers from across Hertfordshire, is appealing to residents who may have been affected by a change in circumstances owing to coronavirus. It may be that they are now working from home and have more flexibility in their day, or just be reassessing next steps and what they want to do in life.

In this short video you can meet some of Hertfordshire County Council’s amazing foster carers and hear why they love fostering with us.

There are over 900 children and young people in care and many live with Hertfordshire’s foster carers. Each month, we receive an average of 55 requests for new foster placements.

Without foster carers, many children and young people, through no fault of their own, could end up without the stability and nurturing security of a home environment. It’s not just about being safe, it’s about supporting children and young people to thrive, and living as part of family life can often make a huge difference in achieving a great outcome for a child in need.

Fostering offers the flexibility of working from home, perhaps while caring for your own children, or to combine fostering and other work, depending on the age and needs of the children in your care. There are many different types of fostering and foster carers can choose what is right for them.

To become a foster carer in Hertfordshire, you must be over 21 years old, and have at least one spare room at home. Anyone fostering with us can expect a generous allowance, full training and unrivalled support, we’re on hand to guide new foster carers through the process, every step of the way.

To find out more about fostering in Hertfordshire visit, www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/fosternow

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