Fostering in Gloucestershire – online information session

Could you be a foster carer? Find out what it takes to foster children of all ages in Gloucestershire with help from this virtual event in May 2022, run by the local council.

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

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 fostering@gloucestershire.gov.uk to request the Zoom link and joining information.


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

Event

May 2022 fostering information session

Venue

Online via Zoom

Dates

Monday 9 May 2022

Times

6.30pm to 7.30pm

Admission

Free of charge

Telephone

(01242) 532654

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