Campaign continues to find homes for hundreds of children

  |  Published: Apr 9th 2015
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The campaign to give new homes to children in care continues with more fostering information sessions around the county.

Buckinghamshire County Council has arranged several information events to try to help the hundreds of young people in need of foster parents.

The next  sessions will be at The Hub in Easton Street, High Wycombe on April 16; Aylesbury Opportunities Centre  on April 23; Buckingham Opportunities Centre on April 30; and Chesham Town Council on May 5.

?Foster carers and social workers will be on hand at these events to tell you how the system works and how you can give support.

“At any one time, we have around 430 children in care in Buckinghamshire and it’s vital we find them good homes and supportive foster parents to give them the support they so badly need,” said Steve Tanner, Interim Head of Children’s Care Services at Buckinghamshire County Council.

“We held information sessions earlier this year and they were a great success, but we still need many more foster parents to avoid us having to send these young people either out of the county or into residential units. Fostering is a specialist career choice, where excellent support, brilliant training and a financial allowance will be provided.

“We know there are many, many wonderful caring residents of our county out there who could be perfect foster carers, but they probably don’t realise just how rewarding it is to become one, or perhaps they just don’t know how to get started."

Booking for the sessions is essential. Please contact: First Step Team at either firststep@buckscc.gov.uk or on 0800 160 1900

For more information, go to www.buckscc.gov.uk/fostering

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