Fostering campaign comes to Buckingham

  |  Published: Apr 30th 2015

The campaign to give new homes to children in care continues with a fostering information event in Buckingham this week.

The session will be held from 7pm until 8.30pm on Thursday (April 30) at the Buckingham Opportunities Centre in Well Street (MK18 1EN).

Foster carers and social workers will be on hand to tell the public how the system works and how they 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."

The event in Buckingham is the latest in a series of fostering information sessions and follows one in Aylesbury last week (April 23).  The next one is at Chesham Town Council on May 5 from 7 to 8.30pm

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

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