The Methodist Church is encouraging its own members and other denominations to promote fostering. Methodist charity Action for Children is supporting the call of Foster Care Fortnight for more parents to consider caring for vulnerable children.
Running until May 24, the Fortnight is an annual campaign led by the Fostering Network charity, which says there is an ‘urgent need’ for more foster care. Action for Children hopes people looking for new work due to the current recession might see fostering as a new vocation. Fostering manager Susan Cotton says: ‘Many [individuals] do not realise that fostering is a professional career where people not only receive a reasonable salary, but also extensive training and support.’
Source: Methodist Recorder (14/5)