Would-be foster carers urged to come forward

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DARLINGTON people thinking of offering their services as foster carers can attend a recruitment event next week.

Foster Care Associates (FCA) North-East is holding an informal information event at Asda, in Whinbush Way, on Tuesday, January 29, from 10am to 4pm.

Jim Smith, FCA North-East’s registered manager, said: “Foster carers come from all walks of life and at FCA we value commitment, resilience and transferable skills.

“We’ll provide you with in-depth training and we’ll support you 24 hours a day, all we ask is that you are over 21, have a spare bedroom suitable for a young person and the determination to help make a positive and lasting difference for vulnerable young people.

“Fostering a young person that may not have had the most positive start in life is hugely rewarding. With time and patience you’ll see a young person blossom and really notice a difference in their confidence.”

For more information call FCA Freephone on 0800-023-4561, or visit iwanttofoster.com

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3:14pm Thu 17 Jan 13

jakemans says...

I used to foster for this agency and we had a child living with us who made numerous allegations against carers ......result.....the
y brush you under the carpet and get you off their books..you don't get the help they promise you . They make you out to be the ones that causes problems and turn their backs on you ......Rant over!!!!!
I used to foster for this agency and we had a child living with us who made numerous allegations against carers ......result.....the y brush you under the carpet and get you off their books..you don't get the help they promise you . They make you out to be the ones that causes problems and turn their backs on you ......Rant over!!!!! jakemans
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6:13pm Thu 17 Jan 13

maclaren says...

jakemans wrote:
I used to foster for this agency and we had a child living with us who made numerous allegations against carers ......result.....the

y brush you under the carpet and get you off their books..you don't get the help they promise you . They make you out to be the ones that causes problems and turn their backs on you ......Rant over!!!!!
Totally agree you get accused of something and suddenly your the bad guy innocent until proven guilty means nothing
[quote][p][bold]jakemans[/bold] wrote: I used to foster for this agency and we had a child living with us who made numerous allegations against carers ......result.....the y brush you under the carpet and get you off their books..you don't get the help they promise you . They make you out to be the ones that causes problems and turn their backs on you ......Rant over!!!!![/p][/quote]Totally agree you get accused of something and suddenly your the bad guy innocent until proven guilty means nothing maclaren
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6:13pm Thu 17 Jan 13

maclaren says...

jakemans wrote:
I used to foster for this agency and we had a child living with us who made numerous allegations against carers ......result.....the

y brush you under the carpet and get you off their books..you don't get the help they promise you . They make you out to be the ones that causes problems and turn their backs on you ......Rant over!!!!!
Totally agree you get accused of something and suddenly your the bad guy innocent until proven guilty means nothing
[quote][p][bold]jakemans[/bold] wrote: I used to foster for this agency and we had a child living with us who made numerous allegations against carers ......result.....the y brush you under the carpet and get you off their books..you don't get the help they promise you . They make you out to be the ones that causes problems and turn their backs on you ......Rant over!!!!![/p][/quote]Totally agree you get accused of something and suddenly your the bad guy innocent until proven guilty means nothing maclaren
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