Foster Care Fortnight is upon us and Northumberland’s carers are doing a challenge to mark it.

From Monday May 10, Northumberland’s Foster Care Team will be doing the ‘Jerusalema Dance Challenge’ so as to encourage others to join them and help children and young people across the county.

The team have been joined by Foster Carers, the Education for Look After Children’s Team and Neighbourhood Services.

The need for more people to foster is being advertised by Neighbourhood Services, who are advertising the ‘We are family’ message on refuse trucks which travel across Northumberland.

Cath McEvoy-Carr, Executive Director for Adult and Children’s Services, said: “We are always thinking of new ways to catch the eye of potential foster carers, and this is another great way of doing just that – something different, and getting other fostering teams across the country involved too.

“We are always in need of short- and long-term foster carers. You may not think you can be a foster carer, but you will be surprised, and you could make a huge difference to a child’s life.

You can get behind the Jerusalema Dance Challenge on Northumberland County Council’s social media channels. Northumberland County Council is also holding an online event ‘Is fostering for me?’ on May 18.