A good time to help a child

PEOPLE across the city are being asked to help give a fresh start to the city’s vulnerable children by fostering or adopting.

Clare Hughes, service manager for families for children at the City Council said: “If you’d like to really make a difference in 2011 then fostering or adopting is one of the most valuable and meaningful things you can do.

“W provide all the support and training required. The most important thing is the ability to provide a child with a stable and secure home.

“The beginning of the year is a time for fresh starts — for anyone who has ever thought about fostering or adoption now is the time to step forward.’

The campaign has received backing from Billy Connolly, who said: “Sadly, even today, there are children growing up in Glasgow feeling unwanted and unloved — this is not only distressing but also unnecessary when there are families prepared to children a happy loving home”.

Provost Bob Winter added: “The city urgently needs new foster carers and adoptive parents and we want to get that message to as many people as we possibly can.

If you consider fostering or adopting a child please get in touch with Glasgow City Council at www.glasgow.gov.uk/memories or phone 08452 700609”.