The South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) has visited Rotherham Foster Carers Association (FCA).

The FCA was set up to support local foster carers and the children they look after, and has members from Doncaster, Rotherham, and Sheffield.

The organisation has received funding from the VRU’s Violence Reduction Fund, to set up a fortnightly support group.

The VRU visited a session of the support group to see this work in action.

Graham Jones, Head of the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit said: “The Rotherham Foster Carers Association does important work in supporting local foster carers and their children in Doncaster, Rotherham, and Sheffield.

“I’m pleased that the VRU has been able to support this work through our Violence Reduction Fund, which has allowed the Association to set up its fortnightly support group.

“This aims to build children’s confidence and resilience, developing good relationships and peer support, providing a range of fun activities, and helping to develop life skills.”