Make May the month you find out more about fostering by taking part in Gloucestershire County Council’s free online event, specially designed for those interested in gathering more information about what it entails.
Friendly and informal, the 60-minute session taking place at 6.30pm on Monday 9 May 2022 via Zoom will be hosted by a social worker, together with an experienced foster carer.
Between them, they will cover the different types of foster care, eligibility criteria, the process of becoming a foster carer, personal stories of fostering, as well as the support available and foster care pay.
Local foster carers are essential in ensuring that some 850 children of all ages who are in care in Gloucestershire can stay where they are at school, as well as in the vicinity of friends and family.
Whether you are single or in a relationship; in employment or not; rent or own your home, fostering is open to anyone over 21 regardless of race, religion or sexuality.
If you are considering fostering in the future – or even thinking of applying soon – this introductory session is for you.
To get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the Zoom link and joining information.