A series of information evenings are taking place for people interested in becoming foster carers.
The next information session will be held Thursday 26 January 2017, 7pm, Staffordshire Place 1,Stafford, ST16 2LP
The informal evenings are open to anyone, no need to book, just turn up on the night. This is a great opportunity for people who want to find out more about fostering with Staffordshire County Council.
Mark Sutton, Cabinet Member responsible for Children and Young People at Staffordshire County Council is encouraging people to come along. Mark said: “Fostering is one of the most rewarding things you can do and can give a young person the chance of a better start in life. Lots of our foster families tell us it’s the best thing they have ever done and gives them the feeling that they are making a real difference. We are always looking for new foster families to come forward and coming along to one of the information sessions could be your first step in becoming a foster carer. You will have the opportunity to have a coffee and a chat with foster carers and social workers in a relaxed environment and be able to find out what’s involved and about the support and training you will receive.”
Recognised by Ofsted as Outstanding for training and support for carers and their families, Staffordshire County Council’s Fostering Service is also second to none for opportunity to access qualifications is second to none. Foster carers also receive an allowance that covers the cost of caring for a child at home and also a weekly professional fee.
Each information evening will consist of an informal presentation given by a Fostering Social Worker followed by a question and answer session with current foster carers. There will be an event each month, for dates and times please visit www.care4child.org, or contact on 0800 169 2061.