1. ITV Report

Urgent need for foster carers in Jersey

Jersey "urgently needs" more short and long-term foster carers according to Jersey's Government.

Islanders who can offer a child a stable home are being encouraged to put themselves forward, regardless of their sexuality, gender, marital status or age.

Social workers from Fostering and Adoption Jersey will be at Jersey Library today to meet prospective foster and adoptive parents.

Susan Devlin, Group Director of Children's Services says if you foster a child, the service will "help you to develop skills and abilities to look after children and young people with challenging behaviours and complex needs".

Fostering may be challenging but it's likely to be one of the most rewarding things you'll ever do.

– Susan Devlin, Group Director of Children's Services

Foster parents get training and support and can sometimes be paid, depending on their skills and experience.

Anyone interested in fostering or adopting can come along to Jersey Library between 10am and 2:30pm on Saturday 23rd February.