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Daily launches front page bid to recruit more foster carers on patch

A regional daily has launched a front page bid to recruit more foster carers in the city it serves.

The Bristol Post and its sister website Bristol Live has joined forces with Bristol City Council for the ”Looking after Bristol’ appeal.

There are currently 291 foster carers in the city providing placements for 614 children and young people in the city, and the campaign aims to find 70 new foster carers from a diverse range of backgrounds.

The Post launched the campaign with a front page story on Monday, pictured below.

Bristol foster

Helen Godwin, cabinet member for children’s services, said in a message to readers: “Becoming a foster carer is an amazing thing to do and we already have some incredible people working with the council to provide our young people with a home.

“These people really are the best people in our city and we want to celebrate what they do – in sometimes quite challenging circumstances.

“Most of the time children in care have suffered some kind of trauma and one-third of our children in Bristol have complex needs.

“If you think you could help to care for one of these children then you would really be doing the most incredible thing and we would love to hear from you.”

The Post has not responded to HTFP’s request for a comment.