We're celebrating the vital role that foster carers across the city play in improving the lives of children and young people as part of the yearly Foster Care Fortnight awareness campaign.
This year's campaign theme is #FosteringCommunities, which highlights how foster carers and their communities support each other and our most vulnerable young people.
It also recognises the value and importance of local communities joining together to raise the profile of fostering, particularly as there is an urgent need for foster carers to give young people a safe and stable home. Communities are at the heart of change, and everyone can play a part.
Helping provide stability and compassion
There are over 200 foster carers and families in our Foster care community. We are committed to continuing to provide support and training to them whilst they provide the care, compassion and stability that the children and young people need.
The fortnight is also a further opportunity to thank and acknowledge the brilliant foster carers who play such a crucial role in the lives of the children and young people across Brighton and Hove and the surrounding areas.
Cathy Seiderer, Fostering Manager, said: "Our foster carer community is made up of the most wonderfully committed and compassionate foster carers.
"We see the difference their care provides as the young people share their lived experiences of being fostered and often tell us that they would not be where they are now without the patience and care their foster carers gave them.
"We are urging people who want to be part of something that makes a real difference to contact us and find out more by joining one of our information sessions and connecting with us to find out more."
For more information
If you would like to know more, would like to help raise the profile of fostering or are interested in fostering yourself, please visit www.fosteringinbrightonandhove.org.uk, or call 01273 295444.
You can also email: email@example.com or follow us on Facebook.