Council thanks foster carers

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Angus Council celebrated the work of the region’s foster carers and volunteers at a special presentation ceremony in Montrose tonight (Friday).

Every year Angus Council’s social work and health department holds the event, which took place this year in the Links Hotel, Montrose, to thank foster carers and volunteers for their time, effort and commitment.

Angus Council’s convener of social work and health Councillor Glennis Middleton said: “Social work and health are very fortunate to have such a committed group of great volunteers and foster carers. We have 65 foster carers supporting children in placements across Angus Council.

“Over the past year Angus Council has approved 11 new foster carers and 28 are currently in the process of being approved. There is still a national and local shortfall of foster carers so we would encourage anyone interested in fostering to contact us on 01241 435078 or visit our website”

Angus Provost Helen Oswald attended the ceremony to present retired Forfar volunteers Dave and Margaret Thomson with a gift token and bouquet of flowers. Doug and Mary Andrew will also be presented with a gift to mark their dedicated work as foster carers and volunteer driver. The couple fostered teenagers for a number of years and supported them through to independence.