Ur­gent call for foster car­ers

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Hun­dreds of young­sters across La­nark­shire are des­per­ately in need of lov­ing foster homes, ac­cord­ing to a chil­dren’s char­ity.

Barnardo’s Scot­land are urg­ing would-be car­ers to come for­ward for their Change A Life cam­paign.

The char­ity say 191 chil­dren in South La­nark­shire are wait­ing to find a lov­ing home.

Michelle Strain, Barnardo’s Scot­land man­ager, said:“Lov­ing foster care is cru­cial to giv­ing vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren the happy home they des­per­ately need and de­serve. How­ever, too many never ex­pe­ri­ence this be­cause there sim­ply aren’t enough foster car­ers to go around. Sin­gle or in a cou­ple, black or white, same sex or het­ero­sex­ual, we are ask­ing would-be car­ers across La­nark­shire to come for­ward and help change a child’s life.”

Barnardo’s Scot­land metic­u­lously match car­ers to chil­dren and pro­vide them with spe­cial­ist foster carer classes and close, on-go­ing one-onone help.

Con­tact www.barnar­dos.org.uk/ changeal­ife or 0800 0277 280.

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