The Northern Trust and Regional Adoption and Fostering Team have officially launched Foster Care Fortnight with an event to thank and pamper foster carers at Tullyglass House Hotel, Ballymena.
The event was organised to recognise the valuable service foster carers provide, whether they are offering respite, mother or baby placements, emergency, short or long term care.
Ellen Petticrew, Senior Social Worker, Specialist Fostering Team for the Northern Trust, said: “Foster carers deserve a day for us all to express our gratitude for the wonderful job that they do. Only recently one of our foster carers received a letter from a birth mother saying simply that the support they gave her ‘saved her life’. This shows the invaluable contribution foster carers make to children and families.
“People can often be thinking about fostering but are unsure of exactly how it works. We would urge anyone with any questions to contact the Fostering Team who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.” For more: 0300 123 1155 or at www.adoptionandfostering.hscni.net