Foster Fortnight Highlights Appeal for More Foster Carers

Penshaw Monument

Foster Care Fortnight 2020, a national campaign that aims to raise awareness of the need for more foster carers to come forward across the UK, wraps up on 24 May and we want to say a big thank you to our existing foster carers who do a great job caring for children of all ages.

In Sunderland there are currently almost 600 children in care with many in the care of foster carers.

Together for Children, which works on behalf of Sunderland City Council to deliver children’s services, supports around 200 foster carers and is currently looking to recruit around twenty new foster carers within the next 12 months, particularly for older children and sibling groups.

Landmarks across Sunderland including Keel Square will be lit up in Together for Children’s magenta and blue colours on 24 May to mark the end of the fortnight.

In addition, residents should look out for a leaflet coming from letterboxes from 25 May that details Together for Children’s financial support and training package for foster carers.

To find out more or to register an expression of interest in fostering please visit or call 0191 561 2223.


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