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Talk fostering with us in foster care fortnight

Published: 4 May 2018

Children in need of foster families will be the focus of the Talk Fostering events being held at venues throughout the county over the coming weeks.

We're supporting the national Foster Care Fortnight campaign (14 to 27 May 2018) with Talk Fostering events throughout May and June, encouraging more people to become foster carers.

Our Cabinet Member for Young People, Councillor Alex Dale, said:

“Fostering can transform a child’s life. We have a fantastic community of Derbyshire foster carers, but we continually need more people to join them to look after children who, for whatever reason, are unable to live with their birth families.

“We’d particularly like to hear from people who could foster sibling groups of two or more brothers and sisters.

He added:

“Anyone over 21 can foster, and fostering can be done over short or longer periods of time. We provide a range of benefits and allowances, full training and dedicated support for our foster carers.

“If you think you could foster then please come along to our Talk Fostering events where you can speak to our staff about the fostering process and to current foster carers about their experience of looking after a child in need.”

The Talk Fostering events will take place on:

  • Wednesday 16 May 2018 between 5pm and 7pm at Buxton Community School, Buxton, SK17 9EA
  • Thursday 17 May 2018 between 5pm and 7pm at County Hall, Matlock, DE4 3AG
  • Monday 21 May 2018 between 5pm and 7pm at Ormiston Enterprise Academy, Ilkeston, DE7 5HS
  • Tuesday 22 May 2018 between 5pm and 7pm at Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School, Dronfield, S18 2FZ
  • Thursday 24 May 2018 between 5pm and 7pm at Brookfield Community School, Chesterfield, S40 3NS
  • Wednesday 6 June 2018 between 5pm and 7pm at Swanwick Hall School, Swanwick, DE55 1AR
  • Thursday 7 June 2018 between 5pm and 7pm at William Allitt School, Newhall, DE11 0TL.

Read more about fostering for Derbyshire or tel: 0800 083 77 44.