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Teamwork key for Foster Newport

Posted on Wednesday 12th May 2021
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To mark Foster Care Fortnight, Newport City Council is delighted to announce a new partnership with the city's Dragons.

During the 2021/22 season, a banner promoting the council's Foster Newport will be displayed in Rodney Parade.

And the Dragons will also be donating match tickets that can be used by our foster carers and their families.

Councillor Paul Cockeram, the council's cabinet member for social services, said: "We want people to join the Foster Newport team and our amazing network of carers to give Newport children a secure and happy home.

"We have carers from a wide range of backgrounds who share our common aim - to put children and young people at the heart of their lives. There are many different types of foster care and the team is happy to discuss all the options with anyone who is interested.

"There is a great range of benefits on offer for our foster carers including training and allowances but we are also proud of the dedicated support our professional social workers provide to both the carers and the children.

"Pairing up with the Dragons gives us a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness among not only their supporters but also among other users of Rodney Parade.

"But anyone interested in fostering doesn't have to wait for the rugby season to start. Our friendly team can answer all your questions and talk you through the process of becoming one of our treasured foster carers. So pick up the phone or visit the website and find out how you can make a difference to the life of a child,"

Foster Care Fortnight is the Fostering Network's annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering and to show how foster care transforms lives. This year it runs from today until 23 May and the theme is #WhyWeCare

Visit www.newport.gov.uk/fostering or call 01633 210272

 

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