Find out about fostering

The summer holidays are busy times for families all over Buckinghamshire – with plenty going on and no school, it can be fun. Local foster families have opened up their homes and holidays to children who can’t be with their own parents. Foster families have just as much to do and just as much fun, says Buckinghamshire County Council, but they also offer something extra and are part of great fostering with Bucks community.

‘If you know someone who could offer something to local children or would like to know more yourself, please come along and meet us,’ says the council.

It is holding a summertime Fostering Information Session this month where people can come along and find out more about what fostering involves and whether it is something they could do.

When:

Wednesday 15th August

Where:

Buckingham Opportunities Centre, Well Street, Buckingham, MK18 1EN

Time:

7pm to 9pm

Information sessions offer a simple and easy way to find out more about fostering and what it involves. People can talk directly to current foster carers about their experiences and ask social workers questions.

Warren Whyte, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services said: ‘Our foster carers come from a range of different backgrounds. You don’t need any special experience, just a desire to help support and nurture a child or young person.

‘Here at Bucks we offer all the support and training you need and work with our carers to ensure we match all our children with the right family. So if fostering is something you have ever considered or you think you know someone who could foster please get in touch with us today.’

Info:

You can book a place on the information evening or find out more details about fostering with Bucks by calling: 0800 160 1900, emailing: [email protected] or visiting the website: www.buckscc.gov.uk/fostering

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