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Back row, Kate Robarts and Susan Jerome, Partners in Foster Care; at front, Ann-Maree Davidson, Heather Kocsis, support worker Katrina Manion, Alison Ramke and Pat Blyth at the Kingaroy information evening

June 22, 2012

South Burnett CTC’s Partners In Foster Care agency is looking for people willing to look after local children.

The agency, based in Wondai, has been holding information sessions throughout the region over the past 18 months as part of a concerted recruitment drive.

Service Manager Susan Jerome said the latest evenings were held in Kingaroy and Wondai.

“We had just three responses from the Kingaroy area and eight from the Wondai area,” Susan said.

Earlier sessions were held at Nanango (18 responses), Murgon (10), Goomeri (3), and Blackbutt (1).

After the information evening, people are invited to undertake training.

The objective of Partners in Foster Care is to place children in homes that will embrace their culture and assist them in maintaining their social, physical, emotional and spiritual identity.

The agency says it is currently struggling to find placements for children coming into care and respite options for those already in care.

Susan said the she believed the campaign had now managed to hit every letterbox in the South Burnett, so she was hopeful more people would come forward to help.

Anyone who would like to find out more information, should contact the Partners in Foster Care office on (07) 4169-0587.


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