Saw this press release today and I though it was worth a wee punt on my blog.
Could you care for a disabled child?With around 50 disabled children needing care in Edinburgh we urgently need more carers. The two types of care most urgently needed are: - Specialist Disability Foster Care: Caring full or part-time for disabled children with complex needs. - Share the Care: Caring for disabled children with less complex needs for short, regular periods.If you, or someone you know, are interested in find out more, visit www.edinburgh.gov.uk/fostering or get in touch by calling 0800 174 833.
I have done the initial fostering course. It is a real eye opening and a powerful education in the lives of some of the most vulnerable young people but also showing how folk can help them in a very practical way. My personal circumstances meant I wasn’t able to take fostering further but it was an amazing experience and I know from talking to foster carers that the benefits felt by both the child and the foster carer are life changing in magnitude.
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