More foster carers needed in Milton Keynes

Local fostering agency, Archway Care are hosting an event on Saturday at stadiummk.

Thursday, 22nd September 2016, 3:36 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 1:56 pm

The care centre, based in Bletchley, is setting off around the county to raise the profile for the need for foster carers.

The ‘Ad Van’ will be driving through locations all across the UK with various agencies on hand to offer advice and information for anyone interested in foster care.

The team took to the road on September 19 and will finish on October 8 - travelling the north and south of our region.

Archway Care have teamed up with Foster to raise awareness for the “desperate” need for foster carers in the UK.

Did you know?

Did you know that there are over 69,000 looked after children in the UK with an expected increase of around 30,000 more children entering into the care system over the next 18 months?

This is why has been set up to dispel many of the myths that surround fostering such as knowing that you don’t need to own your home own home and you don’t need to be married.

As a foster carer you will need:

- Time and energy to invest in a child to help them develop into happy and healthy young people.

- To be flexible and non-judgemental, as well as patient and understanding.

- A spare bedroom for the exclusive use of a child.

If you can answer yes to the above points, visit their website: or ring 0800 011 4695.