Appeal for foster carers in Torbay

Nancy Meehan, director of children's services in Torbay

Nancy Meehan, director of children's services in Torbay - Credit: Archant

Foster carers are needed 'more than ever' in Torbay during the coronavirus pandemic.

That's the message from Torbay Council for Foster Care Fortnight, which runs from May 11 to 24.

A council spokesman said: 'With peer support groups, friendships with other foster carers, support from Torbay's fostering team, child psychologists and more – you're never on your own when you join Torbay's fostering family.'

The council recently agreed to increase the weekly fee for foster carers up to £538.

Nancy Meehan, director of children's services in Torbay, said: 'There are currently 367 looked-after children in Torbay and 79 fostering households – the country may be on lockdown but we still need good homes for local children.

'If you are interested, call our fostering team on 01803 207845 or email fostering@torbay.gov.uk'

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