Become a foster carer to make a huge difference to a child’s life

Become a foster carer to make a huge difference to a child’s life

South Gloucestershire Council are looking for foster carers from every background to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people in South Gloucestershire.

If you want to find out about more about the rewarding role then come to our Fostering Information Evening in Yate on Thursday 18 January.

Cllr Jon Hunt, Cabinet Member responsible for Children and Young People said: “There are many myths surrounding who can be a foster carer such as having to ‘be married’, ‘own your home’ or ‘have experience’, meaning that many people rule themselves out as possible foster carers unnecessarily.

“Being a foster carer can be a challenge but it is also immensely rewarding. You won’t be on your own, we are with you every step of the way to help with support, guidance and training and weekly payments are also provided towards the care, support and attention that a child needs.”

Anyone who is interested in finding out more about fostering can come along to our Fostering Information Evening at Costa Coffee, Yate Shopping Centre, on Thursday 18 January from 7pm to 9pm.

Experienced foster carers will be sharing their passion for fostering and highlighting the rewards, and social workers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding the fostering process.

If you're unable to come along on the night but are interested in finding out more please call the fostering recruitment team on 01454 866423 or visit www.fostersouthglos.org.uk