14 September 2010

Joy Burch wants more caring

| johnboy
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The ACT’s Minister for Children and Young People, Joy Burch, has announced a campaign to attract more foster carers:

Canberra Capitals Carly Wilson, ABC 666 presenter Tim Gavel, Young Canberran of the Year 2008 Amy Banson and Wiradjuri community man, Duncan Smith are encouraging more people to become a foster carer in an ad campaign launched today as part of Foster Care Week (12-18 September).

ACT Minister for Children and Young People Joy Burch said that in the ACT there are around 500 children and young people in out of home care, and about 150 foster carers, but more foster carers were needed.

“We really need more Canberrans to provide care and loving homes to children and young people, who for a range of reasons, are not able to live with their own family,” Ms Burch said.

Ms Burch said the campaign was about encouraging ordinary people, from all backgrounds and experiences, either single or with a partner, and did not need to already be a parent.

If you’re interested there’s a page on the DHCS website.

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