December 11 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
More foster carers and adopters are needed if Norfolk County Council is to meet a key part of its £140m savings package over the next three years, it has warned.
It plans to save £17.6m from its looked after children bill by reducing the number of children in care.
In the last year, it saw more children approved for adoption and more approved adopters, but because of increasing numbers of children coming into care, the numbers waiting for adoption have been increasing.
James Joyce, cabinet member for safeguarding children, said: “We need to find foster carers from all walks of life. However, they really must have the time and commitment to give a child or children the very specific care they need.”
Anyone interested in fostering or adoption should contact the county council on 0344 800 8020 or visit www.norfolk.gov.uk