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United and OCCFA team up

24 October 2013

United work with Oxfordshire County Council Fostering and Adoption Services

Oxford United are once again supporting Oxfordshire County Council’s Fostering and Adoption Service this season – by offering reduced-price tickets to all approved foster carers and their families.
OCCFA are very much part of the club; their name adorns the players’ tunnel on a matchday and the club are very pleased to offer all approved Oxfordshire County Council foster carers one reduced price adult ticket and up to two reduced price under 16 tickets per league match. One family ticket per league match is also offered to a foster family. 
Oxfordshire County Council Fostering & Adoption Service are always looking for people to offer long term fostering, providing permanency and security to a child until independence. They also need families to offer short term fostering, Relief and Short Break care, along with a number of specialist fostering schemes. 
There are many levels to what they do. For example, could you offer help for a new young parent to gain the skills to parent their new born baby? How about a few days to give short breaks for a disabled child?  There are many fostering options to match the needs of the children. All carers receive support, guidance, training and a fostering allowance. 
Maria White, from Oxfordshire County Council’s Fostering and Adoption Service, said: “We are really excited to be working with Oxford United  for another season – it provides us the opportunity to advertise our service and the need for more foster families and adopters in Oxfordshire to the thousands of people who come and watch the team play. We hope that fans will want to find out more about the benefits of helping young people through fostering and adoption. 
“It will also give foster families the chance to enjoy watching Oxford United play and I am sure that many children, foster parents and their sons and daughters will absolutely love it.”

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