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Council Services:

Foster Care Fortnight

There is a need for more foster families on Anglesey this year.

The urgent call for people who think they have the skills and experience to offer caring and stable homes to children and young people who cannot live with their birth family comes at the start of Foster Care FortnightTM, run by the UK’s leading fostering charity The Fostering Network.

According to The Fostering Network over 8,000 more people with the right skills and experience are needed to offer loving, stable and secure homes to children and young people across the UK.

On Anglesey there is a particular need for those people who might be able to care for older children and teenagers, to offer long term care for children of all ages, provide short breaks for children with disabilities, and Welsh speaking foster homes for first language Welsh children. 

Being a foster carer is a big decision, but what better time to consider it than during Foster Care Fortnight? The children and young people who are looked after have often experienced very difficult starts to their lives, so prospective foster carers need a range of skills and qualities, including patience, the ability to listen, being a team player, a sense of humour and much more besides. The role is a challenging one, but we know that our foster carers find the impact they can make extremely rewarding.

Our local authority fostering service offers excellent training and support, as well as an allowance to cover the cost of looking after the children in your care and additional fees and payments. If you have a spare room and think you could offer the love and care that a fostered child needs, please contact our fostering team on 01248 752772 or fostering@anglesey.gov.uk

Drop-in sessions

  • 24 May (4pm-6pm), Amlwch Library
  • 26 May (10.30am-2pm), Morrisons, Holyhead
  • 30 May (11.30am-2pm), Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor
  • 15 June (10.30am-2pm), Tesco, Holyhead

Contact Children's Services

Isle of Anglesey County Council
Council Building
Llangefni
Anglesey
LL77 7TW
Tel: 01248 725888
Email: teulumon@ynysmon.gov.uk
Fostering:fostering@ynysmon.gov.uk
Croesawir galwadau yn y Gymraeg
Police - where there is an immediate danger to a child, 0845 607 1002 (English line), 0845 607 1001 (Welsh line) or 999

Useful information

Mae'r dudalen yma a'r dogfennau cysylltiedig ar gael yn y Gymraeg. Defnyddiwch y ddolen "Cymraeg" ar ochr dde'r bar uchaf.

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