Homes wanted for children in need

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Kind–hearted people in the High Peak are being asked to open their homes to children in need as part of Fostering Fortnight.

Just under 700 youngsters across the county have no place to call home and Derbyshire County Council is appealing to people to come forward and help.

Fostering Fortnight is a national campaign that runs until May 26.

Cabinet member for Children and Young People Kevin Gillott said: “We always need more foster carers across Derbyshire.

“Carers retire or move out of the county and we need to be able to replace them in order to continue providing safe, happy homes for all the children we look after.

“We are looking for people from all walks of life to come forward and find out if they have what it takes to become a foster carer.”

Derbyshire County Council offers its foster carers lots of benefits, support and training as well as competitive financial allowances.

For more information on Fostering Fortnight call Derbyshire County Council free on 0800 083 7744. Alternatively, visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/adoptionandfostering