AILEEN Campbell, Scotland’s Minister for Children and Young People, today welcomes the launch of Foster Care Fortnight 2012, praising the role fostering plays in helping vulnerable children and young people.
Ms Campbell said: “The Scottish Government supports Foster Care fortnight and its aim of encouraging more people to take up fostering and improve the lives of some of our most vulnerable children and young people.
“Providing permanent, secure homes for children and young people with a minimum of delay is our ultimate goal and we’re committed to working with The Fostering Network Scotland, local authorities and other parties to make that happen.
Ms Campbell wants to encourage more people to become foster carers
“We place huge value on the role foster carers play in helping make Scotland the best place for children to grow up and would encourage as many people as possible to take up fostering and join the thousands already providing youngsters with a stable, confident and happy life.”