Fostering sessions hailed a great success

  |  Published: Feb 12th 2015

Children in need of loving new homes have been given a boost after the largest attendances yet at fostering information evenings held by the County Council.

Council chiefs hailed the recent sessions a great success, but say much more still needs to be done to help the hundreds of youngsters currently being looked after by Social Services.

More than 40% of people who attended the three events indicated they definitely want to become foster carers. Meanwhile, 58% said they needed more time to think about it.

“We were very encouraged by these events and the positive feedback we received,” said Lin Hazell, Council Cabinet Member for Children’s Services.

“However, even if everyone who turned up decided to become a foster parent, we would still be left with a substantial number of looked-after children in need of a good home. I do feel that it is essential to increase public awareness of the situation as these children deserve no less than our full attention.”

The three recent sessions were at: the  Royal Latin School, Buckingham; Aylesbury Grammar School, Aylesbury; The Highcrest Academy, High Wycombe.

More  information evenings are being planned. They will be at The Hub in Easton Street, High Wycombe on April 16; Aylesbury Day Centre  on April 23; Buckingham Day Centre on April 30; and Chesham Town Council on May 5.

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