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Footballers help fostering

Footballers have been helping a fostering campaign by wearing the address of a new website on their shirts.

Doncaster Rovers players have been warming up in the shirts donning the website address before matches, in an aim to help Doncaster Council recruit more foster carers in the region.

The council has launched the website because there is such a shortage of fostering volunteers in the area.

Doncaster Rovers player James Chambers said: “Anyone who enjoys spending time with children should consider fostering. The website really helps you to understand how fostering can make a valuable contribution to a child’s life.”

Chris Pratt, director of the children’s and young people service at the council, said: “We urgently need more foster carers and believe this new website is an excellent way of reaching people who want instant access to information 24/7.

“We are delighted that the Rovers are supporting the new website and the general recruitment campaign. If you think you could foster please get in touch with us.”

The council also held an information event at Rovers ground Keepmoat Stadium at the end of March. Anyone interested in fostering was invited to drop into the Players’ Lounge at the stadium to talk to existing foster carers and find out more about the role.

The website aims to provide information to anyone who is considering becoming a foster carer. It provides details on who can foster, types of fostering and what’s involved in the application process. It also contains information about children who are waiting to be fostered and stories from foster carers.


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