Anyone considering fostering is invited to attend an event in Grantham to learn more about it, during Foster Care Fortnight (May 16-29).
Lincolnshire Fostering Service is inviting interested people to attend an organised events to talk to skilled foster carers about their own experiences.
It will take place on Thursday, May 26, at the Guildhall, in St Peter’s Hill.
In Lincolnshire, there is a particular need for foster carers for children and young people with additional needs and disabilities, and older children and young people (including those who have been remanded to local authority care).
A spokesman for Lincolnshire County Council said: “Unfortunately, there is a shortage of foster carers coming forward for these groups of children and young people. It means they can wait a long time for a placement and miss out on the vital support and nurturing which most of us take for granted.
“If you have ever considered fostering, please don’t rule yourself out. Carers are needed from all walks of life and Lincolnshire Fostering Service would love to hear from you.”
Lizette Watts, recruitment team manager for the fostering and adoption team, added: “These events provide an opportunity to speak with current foster carers and have open and honest discussions with them about this rewarding role. Attending an event doesn’t commit you in any way but it will give an insight into fostering and perhaps show that you have the ideal outlook and skills to become a foster carer.”
To book a place, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/countyourselfin or call 01522 554114.