Council wants foster carers

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MORE families are needed to keep foster care brothers and sisters together.

West Sussex County Council is after people who can offer a stable and loving home to more than one child - to stop brothers and sisters from having to be split up.

Cllr Pete Bradbury, said: 'We do try where possible to keep siblings together; although in a few cases it is actually necessary to separate them.

'Sibling foster care is a similar set up to regular foster care, where the council pays a weekly allowance for the children's clothes, food and household bills.

'But sibling groups, particularly over the age of eight, generally stay with a foster family long term, which families who foster single children might not be used to.'

Call 0800 121 6508 or go to westsussex.gov.uk/fostering.