‘All I want is..someone who cares.’ Find out about fostering in Stratford upon Avon

Anyone considering fostering is invited to attend an informal information event in Stratford upon Avon to find out more from people already in the role.

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Warwickshire Fostering Service is hosting an event on Tuesday 15th November at Rosebird Community Hall in Stratford upon Avon. The session is a drop in event from 3:30- 6pm where there will be the chance to meet and talk to experienced foster carers, fostering social workers and support workers. There will be the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about fostering with us and hear from foster carers about their experiences.

Fostering Operations Manager, Tracy Avill from Warwickshire Fostering Service said, “The information event gives people an opportunity to hear foster carers talking about all aspects of fostering and the difference it has made to them as individuals and their families. A fostering social worker and foster carer will be present to talk you through the process and answer any questions.”

“Warwickshire urgently needs foster carers to care for our vulnerable children and make a difference to their lives. As a local authority we will always contact our own foster carers to care for local children.”

A potential foster carer who attended a Warwickshire Fostering event last year said: “It really helped to meet foster carers and young people who had been in foster care and hear about their experiences. We felt positive about fostering for Warwickshire and so booked a home visit during the evening.”

The event is open to anyone interested in becoming a foster carer or just curious to find out more. Warwickshire offers a number of different fostering options and will match carers and children depending on their individual circumstances.

Cllr Les Caborn, Portfolio Holder for Health, said: “We are keen to recruit more foster carers in Warwickshire who can care for our local children. This information event is the perfect opportunity for people to find out about fostering and the support provided by our fostering service.”

Cllr Dave Parsons, Chair of the Children & Young People Overview & Scrutiny Committee, added: “I encourage anyone interested in fostering to come to the information event and find out how they can make a difference to our young people.”

People are welcome to just drop in to the event but if you would like to book a place please call Freephone 0800 408 1556, email us at fosteringadoptiondevelopmentteam@warwickshire.gov.uk

If you are interested in finding out more about fostering for Warwickshire but cannot attend the event, please contact Central Fostering on Freephone 0800 408 1556 or register your interest using the online enquiry form at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/fostering. Follow us on Facebook at ‘Warwickshire County Council Fostering