Is fostering something you have ever considered? Maybe you would like to but feel that you just don’t know enough about what it involves and so haven’t pursued it any further.
Well now could be your chance to change that. We are running two new Fostering Information sessions in Aylesbury this month where anyone can go along to find out more about the process and ask any questions. Members of our fostering team will be on hand with information and you can also take the chance to speak with real-life foster carers to find out about their experiences.
The sessions take place on:
- Thursday 22 September, Multicultural Centre, Friarscroft Way, Aylesbury, HP20 2TE, 7pm to 9pm
- Thursday 29 September, Aylesbury Opportunities Centre, Thame Road South, Aylesbury, HP21 8TS, 7pm to 9pm
The sessions are open to anyone with an interest in finding out more about fostering a child or young person in Buckinghamshire but the session on 22 September will have a special focus on those from black and ethnic minority communities who may want to find out more.
Councillor Lin Hazell, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services explained the need for more foster carers in Buckinghamshire, she said: “There are currently more than 400 children and young people in our county in need of a foster home. We have many fantastic foster carers working with us already but we need more to come forward to ensure that these children and young people are able to stay close to their friends and families and the area they know which is so important to them.
“Fostering can be such a rewarding experience but also a daunting one at the start. These information sessions are a perfect way to dip your toe into the water to see if it is something you might want to do. You don’t have to commit to anything, it is simply a way to find out more and have your questions answered so don’t delay, register your interest today and find out if fostering is for you.”
If you would like to attend one of the information sessions please register on our website. Go to: www.buckscc.gov.uk/fostering and click on the Fostering Information Sessions link.