Have you ever thought about becoming a foster carer?
North Lincolnshire Council’s fostering team will be in Scunthorpe on Friday, 15 February 2012, to help people find out more about how they can make a difference to a child’s life.
They will take their roadshow to 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, in Church Square, from 10am to 1pm and The Pods, in Ashby Road, from 2pm to 4pm.
Fostering is a way people can provide a family life for children who cannot live with their own parents for a number of reasons that may include, neglect, family breakdown, bereavement or illness.
Often children will return home once the problems that have caused them to come into foster care have been resolved. In other cases children will stay in long-term foster care, move to an adoptive family or go on to live independently.
People who are interested in becoming a foster carer must have the time and energy to invest in a child or young person and undergo a thorough interview process before you can attend the course.
Foster carers create an environment in which young people can feel well looked after, valued and supported.
Prospective foster carers will need to have patience and understanding in order to work effectively with children and young people to help them develop and succeed.
For more information about fostering contact the council’s Fostering Services Team at their new address or visit one of Friday's roadshows.
The Fostering Services Team has now moved to Church Square House, 30-40 High Street, Scunthorpe, DN15 6NL.
Contact them on 01724 296500 or visit their pages on this website.
For media enquiries contact:
Sean Topham, communications officer
Tel: 01724 296364