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Appeal to find foster families.

Byline: KELLY FENNA

DENBIGHSHIRE residents are being urged to find out about fostering in the run up to this year's Foster Care Fortnight.

The aim is to keep local children within their community.

There are still many youngsters who are desperate to be part of a stable home and family environment.

The fortnight which runs from May 11 to 24 encourages residents to take in children.

Support, advice and training is available for all carers who will receive a weekly allowance.

To find out more call the Denbighshire Family Placement Team on 0800 7313215.

Information drop-in sessions will also be taking place on May 18, from 9am-5pm at Brighton Road, Rhyl.

Coun Morfudd Jones, lead member for children's services said: "We are looking for people who have both a commitment and a dedication to the welfare of young people.

"To be a foster carer you need time, patience, tolerance and energy.

"You and your family must be able to share your home and life with others," Coun Jones added.

"This means not only the children you would be looking after but spending time with social workers and possibly the children's parents.

"And of course - having a sense of humour always helps."
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Date:Apr 23, 2009
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