The fostering service at Bath and North East Somerset Council has joined forces with Bath Hospital Radio to raise awareness of its work with children and young people in need.
Known as the Family Placement Team, the service has joined Bath Hospital Radio’s Partners Programme which aims to give local organisations an opportunity to work in partnership with the station.
“We are delighted to work with the Family Placement Team to raise awareness of the great work they are doing to provide children and young people in need with a family life in Bath and North East Somerset,” said Ian Martin, chair of Bath Hospital Radio.
The Family Placement Team is part of a full range of services offered to children in need by Bath and North East Somerset Council through its safeguarding, social care and family support services.
“By working with Bath Hospital Radio we hope to attract more people who can offer a family life to children and young people whose own family are unable to look after them,” explained Olivia Lindsey from the Family Placement Team.
“In some cases we are looking for people who can provide a home for just a few days but in other situations it could be for many months, if not years,” added Olivia.
The team are particularly looking for people able to care for siblings who need to be kept together and carers with the skills to take care of teenagers.
Carers receive an excellent support and training package, as well as a competitive allowance.
To find out more about fostering and how you could offer a home to a child or young person in need, visit www.bathnes.gov.uk/fostering or call 01225 394949.
Run by a charity and volunteers, Bath Hospital Radio broadcasts 24 hours a day to patients at the Royal United Hospital Bath and online at www.bathhospitalradio.org.uk.