Did you know one of Manchester’s best-known poets grew up in foster care?
Although Lemn Sissay had bad experiences in the care system the late 1960s, he still thinks fostering is one of the valuable things a human being can do.
Sissay released his first book of poetry when he was 21 years old and is now a well-known broadcaster and writer. Fortunately, the system has changed a great deal since the 1960s when women still suffered from a great deal of disempowerment, which meant children like Sissay often went into care when they shouldn’t have.
Nowadays in the UK, a child comes into care every 20 minutes needing a foster family, according to The Huffington Post: that’s around 1,000 children a month.
If you’re interested in becoming a foster carer in Manchester, you might be surprised to learn carers come from all walks of life.
You can follow any religion, be married or single, and either own a home or be renting. The most important thing is you have the love and support that a child needs.
If you’re thinking of fostering a child in the Manchester, Foster Careline have all the information you need. Most of our referrals come from local authorities who want the best for children in care.
Foster Careline, Suite F10, The Business Centre, Oaklands Office Park, Hooton Road, Hooton, Ellesmere Port, CH66 7NZ
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