Foster Carer Fortnight is a new drive to find 30 new foster carers by the City Council
Do you know someone who might have room in their hearts - and their homes - to help care for one of the city's looked after children? If so, please encourage them to visit www.fosteringforliverpool.co.uk or tell them about the drop-in events that are taking place across the city (see below) over the next two weeks.
The events are a great way to find out more about what being a foster carer entails. Foster carers, social workers and young people in care will be on hand to answer any questions and tell you more about their experiences.
Monday 1 June, 10am-2pm, Granby Children’s Centre
Tuesday 2 June, 10am-2pm, Fountains Children’s Centre
Tuesday 2 June, 11-1pm Cunard Building
Wednesday 3 June, 10am-2pm Kensington Children’s Centre
Wednesday 3 June, 10am-4pm, 30 James Street Hotel
Thursday 4 June, 10am-12:30pm, Stoneycroft Children’s Centre
Thursday 4 June, 11-1pm, Cunard Building
Friday 5 June, 10am-2pm, Belle Vale Children’s Centre
Saturday 6 June, 12-4pm ‘Picnic in the Park’ event at Stanley Park
Monday 8 June, 10am-2pm, Belle Vale Children’s Centre
Monday 8 June, 10am-4pm, 30 James Street Hotel
Tuesday 9 June, 11am-1pm, Cunard Building
Tuesday 9 June, 10am-4pm, 30 James Street Hotel
Wednesday 10 June, 10am-2pm, Granby Children’s Centre
Thursday 11 June, 10am-12:30pm, Stoneycroft Children’s Centre
Friday 12 June, 10am -1pm, Woolton Children’s Centre
Friday 12 June, 11-1pm Cunard Building.
"The most challenging but exciting and rewarding adventure ever..."
These are the words of Helenor Birt who works for the council as a solicitor. Five years ago, she and her family embarked upon a new adventure, becoming a fostering family. This is her story.
After you've taken a look at Helenor's powerful blog, allow Sarah Edwards - one of our brilliant and committed Children's social workers - to bust a few myths for you around foster caring. Read her blog now.
You need to be aged over 21, but there is no upper age limit. You can be single, married or co-habiting, straight or gay. Foster carers come from all sorts of backgrounds and all walks of life and what matters most is that you are able to help care for children in a safe and loving environment.
Visit www.fosteringforliverpool.co.uk or call the recruitment line on 0151 515 0000.