Fostering in Gloucestershire – Fourth of July online information session

With 850 children of all ages currently in care in Gloucestershire, this friendly and informal Zoom event is designed to spread the word about what fostering involves.

By Eleanor Fullalove  |  Published
Gloucestershire County Council is running regular introductory sessions for would-be foster carers, providing information on everything from the process involved to the support available.
Gloucestershire County Council is running regular introductory sessions for would-be foster carers, providing information on everything from the process involved to the support available.

While the Fourth of July is celebrated with fireworks in the United States, Monday 4 July 2022 could become meaningful for an entirely different reason – by choosing this day to start your fostering journey and joining Gloucestershire County Council’s latest online information session.

With some 850 children of all ages in care in the county, local foster carers are urgently needed, not to mention essential in providing continuity, so that youngsters can stay where they are at school, as well as in the vicinity of friends and family.

A social worker and an experienced foster carer will host the council’s latest friendly and informal introductory event on Zoom, starting at 6.30pm on Monday 4 July 2022.

Providing an overview of what fostering entails, the hour-long session will cover everything from eligibility criteria to the different types of foster care, the process of becoming a foster carer, personal stories of fostering, as well as the support available and foster care pay.

Fostering is open to anyone over 21, regardless of race, religion or sexuality, whether you are single or in a relationship; in employment or not; rent or own your home – so, if you’re considering fostering in the future (or even thinking of applying soon), this information session is for you.

To take part, email fostering@gloucestershire.gov.uk to request the Zoom link and joining information.


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

Event

July fostering information session

Venue

Online via Zoom

Dates

Monday 4 July 2022

Times

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Admission

Free of charge

Telephone

(01242) 532654

More on Gloucestershire County Council

More from Family