Online introduction to fostering in Gloucestershire

Local foster carers are essential for helping youngsters in foster care flourish – and with over 860 children of all ages currently in care across Gloucestershire, more homes are urgently required.

By Eleanor Fullalove  |  Published
For those who want to find out more about what fostering really involves Gloucestershire County Council is holding an online information session in November 2022.
For those who want to find out more about what fostering really involves, Gloucestershire County Council is holding an online information session in November 2022.

Take your first step to fostering a child in Gloucestershire by attending an informal, no-obligation information event online, this autumn.

Sessions run by Gloucestershire County Council give potential foster carers the chance to hear from both an experienced foster carer and a social worker – with the next one scheduled to take place on Monday 14 November 2022.

Between them, the experts will cover everything from the different types of fostering available, to the support on offer and the process involved in becoming a foster carer - as well as sharing personal stories and answering any questions.

There are currently over 860 local children of all ages in urgent need of Gloucestershire-based foster carers, who can provide essential stability to youngsters by allowing them to stay at their schools, as well as in the same area as friends and family members.

As far as eligibility, fostering is open to those over 21 years of age, whether single or in a relationship; in employment – or not; homeowner or otherwise.

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

Event

November Fostering Information Session

Venue

Online

Dates

Monday 14 November 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

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