Drop-in event for fostering campaign support
Tuesday 18th October 2016 @ 14:32 by Adam Higgins
Community Denton & Audenshaw News

There is an event coming up on Thursday (27th October) providing local people with information and guidance on fostering within Tameside.

The event run by the local council and the #youcanfostercampaign, is for anyone wishing to informally speak to social workers and people who themselves are foster carers, to find out more about the fostering process.

It will be the second session being run as part of the regional recruitment campaign #youcanfoster, which is backed by Tameside Council, to highlight the need for new Local Authority fostering households across the North West, and invite local people to do something incredible.

The venue is The Denton Centre on Acre Street in Denton and it will begin at 5:30pm and last for around two hours.

Across England around 52,000 children and young people are in foster placements, 9,000 of them in the North West and 241 in Tameside.

Securing a stable home environment for foster children is vital if they are to have the best chances in life and realise their ambitions.

Tameside Council Executive Member for Children and Families Cllr Peter Robinson, himself a former foster carer, said: “In Tameside we have hundreds of children who need foster care and we constantly need more carers to provide the support and stable homes that these young people need to really thrive.

“Speaking from personal experience, I can recommend fostering as a wonderful career opportunity to support children and young people through the milestones of growing up and helping them to achieve their best.”

Tameside Council foster carers receive an excellent ongoing training and support package as well as an attractive allowance. The fostering team want to hear from people of all ages and backgrounds who may be able to provide a stable and caring home. They need foster homes for children of all ages, including young people in further education and also sibling groups.

For more information on fostering visit http://youcanfoster.org/

 

By Alex Byrom