Future Families for Children (NEW)
Future Families for Children is a new service launched by Caritas Care in 2016, because we know that there are many children in care who desperately need to belong to and be part of a permanent family but for whom that remains just a dream.
There are thousands of children across the UK, many living in the North West, who are waiting for that special family to which they can belong.
Many of these children are waiting because they are older (i.e. over 4 years), part of a sibling group, from minority ethnic communities or have special needs, either physical or emotional. Many will have had several losses in their early life and been affected by neglect or abuse, so they may express their sadness and distress in ways which can be challenging for their carers.
Future Families for Children is a different way of finding loving, secure, permanent families for very vulnerable children of primary school age. The carers are approved as both foster carers and adopters, and are given preparation and training to ensure they are ready for this exciting challenge.