Event in Grantham to give people the chance to learn more about fostering

Lincolnshire County Council offices in Lincoln. EMN-150909-170439001

Lincolnshire County Council offices in Lincoln. EMN-150909-170439001

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Lincolnshire Fostering Service is launching a new campaign to recruit more carers across the county.

Two recruitment events are being held – one in Grantham – for people who might be interested in learning more about fostering, alongside advertising to promote the need for more foster carers.

The first, on Tuesday, February 28, is in Lincoln at The Bentley Hotel, between 7pm and 9pm.

Thursday, March 9 is the date of the second event, at the Guildhall Arts Centre in Grantham, also between 7pm and 9pm.

Councillor Patricia Bradwell, executive councillor for children’s services, said: “While we have been successful in recruiting carers across the county we need more to come forward. Foster carers are ordinary people who do something extraordinary in giving children a loving home.

“Take time out to attend one of our events and find out a bit more from those who have fostered – it might be just the sort of worthwhile experience you are looking for.”

More foster carers are needed for: brothers and sisters who need to be kept together; teenagers; children with additional needs; and children who need permanent foster carers (usually until they reach independence).

Ursula Morton, practice supervisor for the fostering and adoption recruitment team, said: “If you have ever considered fostering, please don’t rule yourself out. Carers are needed from all walks of life and we offer ongoing training, support and rewards.”

For more information or to book visit at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/fosterevening