Reader letter: Could you foster a vulnerable child?

PUBLISHED: 10:17 05 February 2018

Jean and John Barley of Watton, who became foster carers three years ago. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Jean and John Barley of Watton, who became foster carers three years ago. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Copyright: Archant 2018

Barnardo’s Operations Manager for Fostering in the region is asking if any readers are able to foster a vulnerable child.

Growing up is tough at the best of times, but it can be even harder for children in care.

They are some of the most vulnerable children in society and Barnardo’s urgently needs more people to support them. Our amazing foster carers listen to their problems, encourage them and teach them life skills.

For our part, Barnardo’s provides carers with ongoing support and training to help them when the going gets a little tough, which means they can be reassured there’s always someone there for them.

We also understand that difficult situations do not always happen between 9am and 5pm and that’s why we have a social worker available to offer advice and support

at any time of the day or night.

From the moment you enquire about becoming a foster carer, throughout your first placement and beyond, Barnardo’s is there for you

to ensure everything runs smoothly.

We often think of our foster carers as superheroes but the reality is they’re ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

If you’re interested in fostering we’re here to listen. Please visit for more details.

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