East Riding of Yorkshire Council is now a Fostering Friendly employer, making it easier for its own employees to help a vulnerable child or young person by becoming a foster carer.
The council’s new fostering leave policy gives support to employees who work for the council and foster children for the authority in balancing their work and care responsibilities.
Dave Glenville, the council’s fostering team manager, said: “Fostering is all about improving the lives and children and young people within the community. Foster carers also reap the rewards by making positive difference to a child’s life by providing a safe and loving home.
“Foster carers who combine fostering with other work say that a supportive employer can make all the difference, enabling them to balance employment with looking after children and young people.”