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Gateshead foster carers celebrated

Fostering Celebration

(Photo: Councillor Gary Haley, Cabinet Member for Children & Young People, presents the Amazing Carer Award)

Foster carers in Gateshead have been recognised for the dedication they show in caring for some of the most vulnerable young people in the borough.

The event organised by Gateshead Council in partnership with Gateshead Regeneration Partnership, intu Metrocentre, Wates and NewcastleGateshead Marriott celebrates the outstanding commitment of Gateshead's foster carers.

Councillor Gary Haley, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said

"Our foster carers are the backbone of the support we give to our young people in care. They're able to offer them a safe and loving home and provide fantastic support, often at a time of crisis."

"The dedication and commitment they show is truly inspiring and we feel it's only right that on one day of the year we celebrate the special role they play in helping the young people in their care to thrive."

Awards were presented in four categories; outstanding newcomer, extra mile award, unsung hero award and amazing carer. In total 15 awards were presented to both single foster carers and couples and 18 carers were recognised for their nationally accredited training achievements.

Find out more about fostering

 

Fostering Celebration
17 February 2020

(Photo: Councillor Gary Haley, Cabinet Member for Children & Young People, presents the Amazing Carer Award)

Foster carers in Gateshead have been recognised for the dedication they show in caring for some of the most vulnerable young people in the borough.

The event organised by Gateshead Council in partnership with Gateshead Regeneration Partnership, intu Metrocentre, Wates and NewcastleGateshead Marriott celebrates the outstanding commitment of Gateshead's foster carers.

Councillor Gary Haley, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said

"Our foster carers are the backbone of the support we give to our young people in care. They're able to offer them a safe and loving home and provide fantastic support, often at a time of crisis."

"The dedication and commitment they show is truly inspiring and we feel it's only right that on one day of the year we celebrate the special role they play in helping the young people in their care to thrive."

Awards were presented in four categories; outstanding newcomer, extra mile award, unsung hero award and amazing carer. In total 15 awards were presented to both single foster carers and couples and 18 carers were recognised for their nationally accredited training achievements.

Find out more about fostering

 

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