Find out about fostering with Gloucestershire County Council

Hear from both an experienced foster carer and a social worker, while finding out about paid allowances and the support available during this online information session about fostering in Gloucestershire.

By Eleanor Fullalove  |  Published
Local foster carers have never been more important, as the number of children needing their help in Gloucestershire is going up.
Local foster carers have never been more important, as the number of children needing their help in Gloucestershire is going up.

If spooky season wasn’t scary enough, the number of children in care in Gloucestershire is also going up, with over 860 youngsters of all ages – including babies – now urgently requiring foster carers in the local area.

With fostering as a career open to anyone over the age of 21, regardless of factors like homeownership, relationship status and employment, Gloucestershire County Council is running a free online introduction to fostering on Monday 10 October 2022, for those who want to find out more.

Starting at 6.30pm and lasting for approximately one hour, the session will offer personal insights from both an experienced foster carer and a social worker, while providing an overview of aspects such as the support available and the allowances paid to fosterers in the local area.

Participants will also be able to have their questions answered, while finding out about the different types of fostering that exist, eligibility criteria and the process of becoming a foster carer, should they choose to pursue it.

Fostering helps vulnerable children in Gloucestershire by giving them some much-needed stability, allowing them to stay at the same school and within close proximity to their friends and family members.

For more information, call (01242) 532654 or email fostering@gloucestershire.gov.uk to request the Zoom link and joining information.

Event

October Fostering Information Session

Venue

Online via Zoom

Dates

Monday 10 October 2022

Times

From 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Admission

Free of charge

Telephone

(01242) 532654

In partnership with Gloucestershire County Council  |  gloucestershire.gov.uk/fostering

More on Gloucestershire County Council Fostering

More from Family