Barnsley Football Club and the council’s fostering team are joining forces to encourage more people to consider becoming foster carers during this year’s Foster Care Fortnight. From Monday 16th to Sunday 29th May, they’ll be taking to social media with the theme ‘Time to foster, time to care.’

Every 20 minutes across the UK a child comes into care in need of a foster family, meaning that 9,070 new foster families will be needed in the next 12 months alone.

Players from the club are highlighting this statistic by sharing their favourite twenty minutes from the last year, and their message is clear – more Barnsley carers are needed for Barnsley children.

For more information Tel: Barnsley Town Hall on 01226 770770