Specialist fostering team looking for new carers

Published Wednesday 6 May 2015 at 10:40

A recruitment drive by Blackburn with Darwen Council’s Time 4 Change Fostering Team is seeking warm and nurturing carers to become part of their specialist programme and part of their multi-professional team.

The Multi-dimensional Treatment Foster Care programme is for school age children from 6-12 years with complex needs, and provides intensive and bespoke support through short term placements.

Known as Time 4 Change Fostering, they are looking for carers who can help children and young people make positive changes, with the aim being to support them to be able to go into a less specialist fostering placement.

This role is ideally suited to people who have experience of and a passion for working with children who can present a difficulty in their behaviour. The main foster carer has to be at home full time, with no other young children living in the household.

Time 4 Change has recently achieved an accreditation, gained from the Multi-dimensional Treatment Foster Care founding organisation, for its Middle Childhood (C) programme. The team are proud to have the recognition that they are doing an excellent job and achieving positive outcomes for young people.

Karen Barrick, Head of Service for Permanence said:

Making sure that young people are able to have the support of a loving, nurturing family is hugely important, as is ensuring we have foster carers who are able to provide specialist support for children with additional needs.

The Time 4 Change MTFC programme is a challenging but extremely rewarding way to utilise your life experiences and help young people fulfil their potential.

I would urge anybody who has the experience and time to improve a child’s life to get in touch and find out more.

An open day is being held on Monday, 1 June, which will give an opportunity to learn more about Time 4 Change and ask any questions you have about becoming a foster carer.

You can also call our MTFC Recruitment Officer on 0800 328 6919.

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