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Fostering drop-in sessions launch this week
Tuesday 7th November 2017 @ 13:50 by Tom Greggan
News Tameside

New fostering drop in sessions are being launched in libraries to help find loving foster homes for Tameside children in care.

There are currently over 580 looked after children in the borough. In most cases, the best place for them to feel safe and flourish is in supportive and stable family environments with foster carers.

Anyone interested in finding out more about becoming a foster carer can call the Council’s foster care support team on 0161 368 8865 or can attend one of the new monthly drop-in sessions to be held in libraries across the borough. The first one is this Thursday at Tameside Central Library on Old Street, Ashton, from 12.30-4.30pm.

There will be social workers on hand at all the sessions to answer any questions people may have.

Tameside Council foster carers receive excellent training and support as well as an attractive allowance. Opportunities range from offering respite and emergency care to providing long term placements. The fostering team want to hear from people of all ages and backgrounds who may be able to provide a stable and caring home for children, including teenagers and sibling groups.

For more details, you can also click here.

The informal drop in sessions will run as follows:

9 November 2017
Tameside Central Library, Ashton 12.30-4.30pm

4 December 2017
Denton Library 1-5pm

25 January 2018
Droylsden Library 9am-1pm

26 February 2018
Dukinfield Library 9am-1pm

15 March 2018
Hattersley Library 1-5pm

23 April 2018
Hyde Library 9am-1pm

14 May 2018
Mossley Library 1-5pm