A Fostering Information Session specifically for people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community will be held at the Aylesbury Multicultural Centre on Wednesday 8th March 2017.
Foster carers come from all sorts of backgrounds so don’t be put off finding out more because you think you won’t be eligible if it is something you are genuinely interested in.
With more than 450 children looked after in Buckinghamshire there is a constant need for people to come forward as foster carers. Whatever your age, sexuality or employment status all you need is the desire to help give a child or young person a fresh start and a spare room in your home.
At the session on Wednesday 8th March 2017 you can find out more about what fostering involves and about the process of becoming a foster carer. You will have the chance to talk to existing foster carers and members of our fostering team and ask any questions you may have.
Lin Hazell, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services at Buckinghamshire County Council said: ‘These sessions are an ideal way for anyone curious about fostering to find out more about the whole process. We want to encourage people from all backgrounds to come forward.
It’s not about who you are, where you live or what you do, it’s about wanting to help and support a child or young person in need.
Fostering is such a rewarding experience for everyone involved and there is plenty of training and support available so you are always close to help and advice if needed.‘
The information session takes place at the Aylesbury Multicultural Centre, Friarscroft Way, Aylesbury, HP20 2TE on Wednesday 8th March 2017 from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.
To book a place on the session on Wednesday 8th March 2017 or find out more contact the team on 0800 160 9000 or visit www.buckscc.gov.uk/fostering.