At Fostering North Yorkshire we’re getting ready to celebrate Foster Care Fortnight.
Foster Care Fortnight is The Fostering Network’s annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering and to show how foster care transforms lives. This year it runs from 14 to 27 May and we’re very proud to be involved.
Fostering North Yorkshire is part of North Yorkshire County Council and has an impressive record of placing local children and young people in care with foster families. More than 300 children are looked after by the county’s foster carers every year, and FNY is seeking to recruit a number of new carers in 2018. This includes needing people interested in full-time care and also those able to offer overnight short breaks for disabled children with additional or complex needs.
Fostering with FNY brings with it generous tax-free payments and allowances, and while this is not the main motivation for most foster carers, additional income streams can be very welcome. For example, an accredited foster carer receives more than £300 each week tax-free for fostering a child aged 11 to 15, equivalent to £15,785 per annum (example is based on a 52-week placement).
For more information about becoming a foster carer with Fostering North Yorkshire, visit www.northyorks.gov.uk/fostering or call Fostering North Yorkshire on 01609 534654.