Online information session for would-be foster carers in Gloucestershire

Find out what it takes to foster some of the 850 children currently in care in Gloucestershire, as part of an informal event being run by the local council in August 2022.

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.

If the idea of fostering has ever crossed your mind, Gloucestershire County Council is running an online information session this August 2022, where an experienced foster carer will be joined by a social worker to provide you with an overview of how fostering works, from eligibility to support and pay.

With as many as 850 children of all ages currently in care in Gloucestershire, finding local foster carers is essential in ensuring that youngsters can stay where they are at school, as well as in the vicinity of friends and family.

For anyone interested in finding out more about exactly what fostering entails, Gloucestershire County Council’s free online event on Monday 8 August 2022 will take place at 6.30pm on Zoom, allowing you to join in from the comfort of your own home.

Specifically designed to be friendly and informal, the 60-minute session will cover various 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.

Potential foster carers may be single or in a relationship; in employment or otherwise; rent or own their home, with fostering open to anyone over 21 regardless of race, religion or sexuality. So, if you are considering fostering in the future – or even thinking of applying soon – this introductory session is for you.

To join in, email fostering@gloucestershire.gov.uk to request the Zoom link.

Event

Online information session for would-be foster carers

Venue

Online via Zoom

Dates

Monday 8 August 2022

Times

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Admission

Free of charge

Telephone

(01242) 532654

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

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