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Foster care appeal

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Do you know someone who wants to help children and young people by offering them a safe and loving place to call home?

Buckinghamshire County Council need foster carers to look after the children and young people have in their care and want to hear from anyone who can help.

This month the council are holding a number of events across the county where people can find out more about what’s involved and speak to their team of social workers and current foster carers.

Dates:

  • Wednesday 9th May, Coleshill Village Hall, Barracks Hill, Coleshill, Amersham, HP7 0LN
  • Thursday 17th May, The Hub, Easton Street, High Wycombe, HP11 1NJ
  • Wednesday 23rd May, Aylesbury Opportunities Centre, Thame Road South, Aylesbury, HP21 8TD

All events start at 7pm.

Councillor Jean Teesdale, Deputy Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, can speak with plenty of knowledge of fostering, having herself been a foster carer in the past. She said: ‘My husband Nigel and I were foster parents and although at times it was challenging  it was very rewarding and exciting to watch our foster daughter develop into a lovely young woman. She is now happily married with three lovely grown up sons.’

She added: ‘We want to encourage everyone to think about fostering. Even if you are not in a position to foster yourself, do you know someone who could? Why not speak to them and encourage them to get in touch with us.

‘Our information evenings offer a great way to find out more about what’s involved without making any commitment. Our foster carers come from all backgrounds just as the children and young people we have in our care do. We offer great support and training and will always carefully match the child to the foster carer to make sure they are suited.’

Find out more:

To find out more or book your place on one of the information evenings contact the fostering recruitment team by email: fosterforbucks@buckscc.gov.uk or by calling 0800 160 1900. You can also find out more information on fostering on the website: www.buckscc.gov.uk/fostering


May 3, 2018