ADULTS will be encouraged to foster vulnerable children.
Kirklees Council’s Cabinet yesterday agreed to spend £2.5m in the next five years recruiting new carers.
Officers estimate the investment will save the council £4m in placement costs over the same period.
Cabinet member for children Clr Cath Harris said fostering was the best and least expensive way of caring for vulnerable children.
She said: “This is about getting the best results for vulnerable youngsters.”
There are currently 222 children in Kirklees being fostered.