See if fostering could be right for you by attending an online presentation, plus Q&A, with members of the fostering team at Gloucestershire County Council and an experienced foster carer this July 2023.
There are currently more than 870 local children of all ages in care in Gloucestershire. GCC is in urgent need of Gloucestershire-based foster carers to provide essential stability for these children by allowing them to stay at their schools, as well as in the same area as friends and family members.
Taking place on Monday 3 July 2023 from 6.30pm until 8pm, the virtual information session will be presented by Fiona Norton who is part of the fostering recruitment team and one of the two main voices on the end of the GCC Fostering enquiry phone number.
Providing the perfect opportunity to learn about everything from
the application process to payments, there will also be a foster carer present to
answer any questions participants might have, meaning attendees can find out
about the different kinds of fostering, what you need to be able to foster, as
well as the support and training on offer — should you decide to pursue it.
While participants are under no obligation to take the next steps until they are ready to, this session is a perfect opportunity to find out a little more about fostering with your local council.
As far as eligibility, fostering is open to those 21 years of age and above, whether single or in a relationship; in employment – or not; homeowner or otherwise.
For more information, visit gloucestershire.gov.uk/fostering, call (01242) 532654 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the Teams link and joining information for the session on Monday 3 July 2023.