New Fostering Information Sessions in Wycombe this month

  |  Published: Nov 3rd 2016

Is fostering something you have ever considered?

If the answer is yes, chances are you will have many questions - what is involved in becoming a foster carer? Are there special qualities or circumstances needed?

There are many ways you can find out more about what fostering involves, from picking up the telephone and calling our First Step team or emailing your details to us.

One of the best ways to find out more is to speak to someone who is already fostering. They can answer all your questions first hand as they have been through it all themselves and will know exactly what you are going through.

We are holding two more Fostering Information Sessions this month. Both events are in High Wycombe and will give you the chance to speak to both foster carers and our First Step team and find out exactly what fostering involves.

  • Tuesday 8 November, 7pm to 9pm, Wycombe High School, Marlow Road, HP11 1TB (this event is open to all audiences)
  • Wednesday 23 November, 7pm to 9pm, Cressex Community School, Holmers Lane, High Wycombe, HP12 4QA (this event is geared specifically towards those from Asian and BME communities).

Councillor Lin Hazell, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services explained the need for more foster carers: “We currently have over 400 children and young people in Buckinghamshire in need of a foster home, including many from Asian and minority ethnic communities. Living in a loving home, close to friends and family is what these children and young people need but if we don’t have enough foster carers locally we have to send them to homes far away which is hard for everyone involved.

“Even if fostering is just a vague thought you have had, come along to one of our sessions where you can find out more and have your questions answered. There is no pressure to sign up or make a commitment there and then, we’d just love to hear from you.”

If you are interested in coming along book your place now by calling our team on 0800 160 1900 or emailing: firststep@buckscc.gov.uk. More information can be found on our website: www.buckscc.gov.uk/fostering

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