Find out about becoming a foster carer: April fostering information session

With over 850 children of all ages in care in Gloucestershire, the local council is running monthly online sessions to help spread the word about what foster caring entails.

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Designed for anyone who might be thinking about fostering, this introductory event run by Gloucestershire County Council covers everything from eligibility criteria to the allowances paid to foster carers.
Designed for anyone who might be thinking about fostering, this introductory event run by Gloucestershire County Council covers everything from eligibility criteria to the allowances paid to foster carers.

Keen to encourage anyone thinking about fostering, whatever stage they’re at, Gloucestershire County Council is holding an online foster carer information session on Tuesday 26 April 2022.

There are currently over 850 children of all ages in care in Gloucestershire, with local foster carers key to ensuring children can stay where they are at school and in the same area as their friends and family.

Hosted by a social worker and an experienced foster carer, the friendly and informal free online event taking place over Zoom this April 2022 can be attended from the comfort of home.

Participants can find out more about the need for foster carers in Gloucestershire, the various different types of fostering, the support on offer and the process of becoming a foster carer, while also hearing personal stories of fostering from the event hosts.

Whether you’re considering fostering in the future or thinking of applying soon, fostering is open to anyone over 21 regardless of race, religion or sexuality. You can also foster whether you’re single or in a relationship, in employment – or not, rent or own your home.

Email fostering@gloucestershire.gov.uk to request the Zoom link and joining information for the hour-long session starting at 6.30pm on Tuesday 26 April 2022.

Event

April fostering information session

Venue

Online via Zoom

Dates

Tuesday 26 April 2022

Times

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Admission

Free of charge

Telephone

(01242) 532654

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