Couple plead for more foster carers

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A HUSBAND and wife who are among North Yorkshire’s longest serving foster carers are urging other people to come forward and make a difference to the lives of children in care.

Melvyn and Hilary Aubin, who are both in their 60s, have been foster carers for 30 years and are still fostering. They have fostered over 200 children from babies, to teenagers, to sibling groups to young mothers with babies and are now urging others also to consider fostering.

“If anybody thinks they can help a child or young person through a difficult time and get them back on track then I urge them to do it,” Mrs Aubin said.

“It is such a worthwhile thing to do and everybody has something to offer.”

The couple have been specialist foster carers for the last 15 years and recently received a long service award at a recent fostering conference held by North Yorkshire County Council.

The authority needs other foster carers. For information about becoming a foster carer and to find out about our information events around the county go to www.northyorks.gov.uk/fostering or call Fostering North Yorkshire on 0800 054 6989.