Find out about fostering - online event

Date
Thu, 04 Mar 2021
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East Riding of Yorkshire Council is looking to recruit new foster carers, for children and young people.  

Anyone interested in finding out more about becoming a foster carer is invited to join their online information event on Tuesday, 9 March, from 6-7pm. 

The informal online event is a chance for potential foster carers to find out everything they need to know, including the opportunity to ask the experts any questions they may have.  

There will also be information about the excellent support package available to East Riding foster carers.  This includes free membership to the gym and classes at East Riding Leisure centres for all members of the household when they re-open; high quality training and access to qualifications; a generous allowance and annual loyalty payment; practical, social and emotional support; and regular free events exclusively for the council's foster carers.  

Some of the foster carers look after babies, children and young people on a long-term basis, while others provide short-term, emergency care. They understand that every child is different and are committed to supporting the children and young people they care for to achieve their potential.  

The council's foster carers can make a real difference to the life of a child, providing them with stability, support and a safe and loving environment, where they can thrive and enjoy childhood.  

Foster carers don't need formal qualifications, they don't need to live in the East Riding, to own their own home or have children of their own. They do need a spare room and the commitment to meet the needs of a child who needs help, care and support at a difficult time in their life.  

Councillor Julie Abraham, portfolio holder for children, young people, education, health and social care, said: "We have an incredible and dedicated team of foster carers, who provide vital support and care to children and young people. 

"We are looking for more people to join our amazing fostering community, and this online event is a great opportunity for anyone who is eager to make a difference to find out everything they need to know about becoming a foster carer." 

If you would like to participate in the information session email: lyndsay.spencer@eastriding.gov.uk for a link to join the event.  

If you would like to receive a fostering information pack, please contact the Family Information Service Hub (FISH) by emailing: fish@eastriding.gov.uk or ring (01482) 396469. For updates and news follow East Riding Fostering on Facebook. 
 

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