Fostering: Support for teenagers

North Yorkshire County Council’s fostering service is launching a new campaign to encourage more people to consider offering their care and support to a vulnerable teenager.

For young people in care, the best environment for them to grow up happy and confident is a foster placement in a supportive, loving home. Yet few foster carers consider a teen placement, despite the fact that those who do so talk about how rewarding the experience of supporting a young person as they move towards adulthood can be.

The support available for young people leaving care in North Yorkshire is recognised nationally as a beacon of good practice, with the number who go on to university being double the national average for other local authorities.

For people who are interested in fostering, information events will be held in locations around the county on Tuesday January 20. The weekly allowance for a foster carer looking after a 16-year-old is £318.40.

For information about becoming a foster carer and to find out about our information events around the county go to www.northyorks.gov.uk/fostering or call Fostering North Yorkshire on 0800 054 6989.

Dawn Atkin

Fostering Manager

Communications Unit

County Hall

Northallerton