Protecting our children

Government and non-government organisations with a common interest in child protection gathered in front of Bi-Lo on Thursday to raise awareness of the need for everyone to be united in the safekeeping of the most vulnerable sector of the community.

Leah Hall and Wendy Hardman – caseworkers of Foundations Care, an Armidale-based government-funded organisation that manages foster care– were on hand to promote Child Protection Week and encourage local residents to consider opening their homes to foster care.

Ms Hall explained there is a great degree of flexibility when fostering children and young people. Care arrangements include long-term care, respite weekends, emergency care or short term care.

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