Digital copy of Documents relating to an appeal by Charles Smith, Children's Officer for people to apply to be foster parents.

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January 22nd 1979 - January 22nd 1979

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• Appeal entitled Do You Care? Refers to children in the care of the Education Committee who would benefit from living with a family either for a short period or an indefinite length of time. Provides details about the backgrounds of such children, noting most are of pre-school age or teenagers. States that the Children's Officer would be pleased to hear from couples interested in providing a foster home for children, noting that any enquiry will carry no commitment. Includes comments about maintenance allowances. Includes contact details of Charles Smith, Children's Officer. • Newscutting of an article dated 22 January 1979 in the Jersey Evening Post entitled Shortage of foster parents. Refers to a shortage of foster parents for children in Jersey, noting appeal by Charles Smith, Children's Officer for short-term and long-term foster parents for children who would otherwise find themselves in children's homes. Includes remarks about difficulties finding foster homes for children in the age group between 13 and 16 compared to those under the age of 5. Outlines appeal to hear from people able to offer a suitable home, referring to ideal foster parents for teenage children. Provides details of weekly boarding-out rates, noting that the rates are under review.


Smith, Charles
Children's Department
Children's Office
Education Committee
Jersey Evening Post


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