Fostering team highlighted for World Social Work Day

Date Released - 21/03/2018

FRONTLINE staff dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable members of our community were highlighted as part of World Social Work Day on Tuesday 20 March.

The day aimed to raise awareness of the incredible difference social care staff make to the children, adults and families they work with.

As part of the event, Tameside Council Executive Leader Cllr Brenda Warrington visited the Foster Care Support Team at the Denton Centre, Acre Street, Denton, to thank them for their valued contribution to supporting local children in care.

The fostering team recruit, train and support foster carers in providing looked after children with stable and nurturing home environments in which they can thrive and achieve their best.

They are currently promoting the latest phase of their ‘Best Job in the World’ campaign – which is appealing for people who have experience of working with children to consider becoming foster carers. The Council offers flexible opportunities – including providing respite and emergency care to vulnerable children – which can fit in around people’s life and existing work commitments.

A fostering drop in will be held at the Denton Centre, Acre St, Denton 5-7pm on Monday 26 March for anyone who  would like to have an informal chat to find out more. Or you can call 0161 368 8865 or see www.tameside.gov.uk/fostering

Cllr Warrington said: “We know that the best place for most of our children in care is in stable and loving foster homes and our fostering team have a crucial role in ensuring we have trained and well supported foster carers to match with children and young people.

“They are just one example of the many skilled and dedicated social care staff across the Council who are committed to supporting the most vulnerable people in Tameside. It is a challenging job but they make a wonderful difference and deserve this recognition.”

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