Gateshead Council launching TV advert to tackle shortage of foster carers for teenagers

Filming has been next to the Angel of the North. Credit: Gateshead Council

Gateshead Council is producing a television advert to help attract foster carers for teenagers and to tackle negative views of young people.

The council says there is a specific need to increase the number of carers for teenagers as this is the age group they find the most difficult to place:

The Fostering Service will run the advertising campaign on ITV from 26th November, followed by a carer careers event at Gateshead Stadium in January next year.