Find out more about becoming a Foster Carer during Foster Care Fortnight

The fostering service will be visiting local libraries during Foster Care Fortnight (8 – 21 May) to give you the opportunity to find out how you can become a Foster Carer.

The theme of this year’s national campaign which is run by the Fostering Network is ‘foster care transforms lives’.

We have approximately 240 children and young people in care and there is always a need for more foster carers to help change children’s lives. Within South Gloucestershire there is a particular need for foster carers who can look after our older children, brothers and sisters and unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

Our foster carers can be from all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures and religions. You can also be married or single, heterosexual or gay, working or not working, renting or living in a privately owned property as long as you have the time, patience and commitment to provide a nurturing home for our looked after children.

Interested in finding out more? Come and have a chat with one of our foster care recruitment team at:

Monday 8 May, 12:00 – 14:00, Kingswood Library

Tuesday 9 May, 17:00 – 19:00, Emerson’s Green Library

Friday 12 May, 10:00 – 12:00, Thornbury Library

Tuesday 16 May, 11:00 – 13:00, Yate Library

Wednesday 17 May, 12:00 – 14:00, Patchway Library

Friday 19 May, 12:00 – 14:00, Filton Library

There is also a Foster Carer Information Evening on Thursday 8 June, 19:00 – 21:00 at South Gloucestershire Council’s Badminton Road offices in Yate. Social workers and existing foster carers will be on hand to answer your questions and tell you how rewarding fostering can be.

For more information call 01454 866423 or email fostering@southglos.gov.uk