THE search is on for foster carers to care for young people in a crisis.
The call for emergency duty carers comes from Warwickshire County Council’s fostering service which is part of a dedicated team providing support and stability to young people at very short notice.
They provide emergency cover outside of office hours for children and young people who need a home for the night but are unable to stay with friends or relatives.
The young people in need can be any age, from newborn babies up to 18 years old.
At least one carer needs to be at home full time to support any child or young person placed there, and there must be no one under 18 living in the household.
Becoming an emergency duty carer allows people to make a regular short term commitment to fostering, whilst still having time for themselves and their family when not on duty.
Volunteers will receive support from a dedicated fostering social worker, monthly support groups and specialist training programmes along with a retainer of £376.53 per week when on the ED rota, plus a resting rate of £91.70 per week.
There are also additional allowances available when young people are placed with you. The rota works on a two week on, two weeks off basis.
Visit: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/fostering for more information.