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Nick and Sarah, adoptive parents in Falmouth

Employee Referral Scheme

Referrals have long been one of the most successful ways of recruiting foster carers across the UK and our own amazing carers in Cornwall have certainly played their part. Now it’s your turn – if you refer a family member or a friend to the Fostering Team and they go on to care for a child, you will receive a payment of £450 straight into your bank account.

Every 20 minutes a child comes into care in the UK and, with a national shortage of carers, the Fostering Team has been reaching out into communities across Cornwall to find new carers.

As Cornwall Council employees come from every nook and cranny of the county, it’s worth playing to our strengths, so we’re asking everyone to ask their friends and family members if they’ve thought about caring for a child.

Children who come into care come from all walks of life, so we’re looking for carers to match – if your friends and family members are over 21 and ready to take on a challenge, they can find out more by calling the Fostering Team on 01872 323 638 or enquire from this website.

If you refer a friend or family members, just make sure they mention your name when they enquire and if they go on to become a foster carer and take their first child placement, the money will automatically be paid into you bank account.

"Get in contact, there’s nothing to lose, and everything to gain. You could gain a new family!"

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