SOMERSET County Council is recruiting foster carers for an exciting new treatment programme which aims to give children in care a more positive future.

The Multi-dimensional Treatment Foster Care programme aims to support and nurture children aged seven to 11 who struggle to manage their behaviour and may have difficulties in the future as a result.

The county council needs people who are committed, experienced and enthusiastic to join the programme.

You will need to have some experience of child care, a spare room in your home and a willingness to work with a professional team, including psychologists, social workers and teaching professionals, to provide structured support to turn a child’s life around. One person will need to be home-based.

To find out more about this and other fostering opportunities, visit or phone 0800-5879900.