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Find out about fostering

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is looking to recruit new foster carers, for children from babies upwards. The council is also looking for people who are willing to be a short break foster carer for a child with a disability.

This could mean giving parents a break by looking after their disabled child for anything from a few hours a week, or a regular weekend stay.  This would be in the foster carers’ own home and they would receive an allowance.

A ‘Find out about Fostering’ information event will be held on Thursday 13th July at Tickton Grange Hotel,  at 6pm, when anyone wanting to find out how to become a foster carer is welcome to go along. At the information event, people interested in becoming a foster carer will have an opportunity to talk to fostering social workers and discuss suitability; meet foster carers and their birth children; talk to looked-after young people and hear about their experiences; and find out about free professional training.

Prospective foster carers should ideally be over 25, they can be single, married or co-habiting. People with or without families, heterosexual, lesbian or gay, can be foster carers.

 

Anyone interested in finding out more can contact fish@eastriding.gov.uk or tel (01482) 396469.  For updates and news, follow East Riding Fostering on Facebook.