Open day to find out about fos­ter­ing

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Hobson's Choice -

PO­TEN­TIAL fos­ter car­ers are in­vited to an in­for­mal open day.

Fos­ter care agency Path­way Care is hold­ing the open day at its Oun­dle of­fice, in Sta­tion Road, for any­one want­ing to find out more about what is en­tailed in be­ing a fos­ter carer.

It will take place on June 23 from 10.30am to 7pm and cof­fee and re­fresh­ments will be avail­able.

Carer Re­cruit­ment Of­fi­cer, Karen Par­sons, said: “This re­ally is an in­for­mal event so peo­ple can pop in with­out an ap­point­ment and talk to our team of qual­i­fied so­cial work­ers about fos­ter­ing.

“In the UK there is an es­ti­mated short­age of 10,000 fos­ter car­ers and it is very im­por­tant to ad­dress this and to iden­tify house­holds who could con­sider of­fer­ing a child a se­cure and lov­ing home.

“In our ex­pe­ri­ence some of the most suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cants have been think­ing about fos­ter­ing for years, but have held back from ap­ply­ing for one or a num­ber of rea­sons.

“We hope that any­one think­ing about pro­vid­ing a home for a fos­ter child will come along for a chat.”

For de­tails, call 0871 2263760.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.