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Find out about fostering

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is looking to recruit new foster carers, particularly for children aged from five to 15.

A ‘Find out about Fostering’ information event will be held on Thursday 26 January 2017 at Tickton Grange Hotel, near Beverley, at 6pm, when anyone wanting to find out how to become a foster carer is welcome to go along.

At the information event, people interested in becoming a foster carer will have an opportunity to talk to fostering social workers and discuss suitability; meet foster carers and their birth children; talk to looked-after young people and hear about their experiences; and find out about free professional training.

Prospective foster carers should ideally be over 25, they can be single, married or co-habiting. People with or without families, heterosexual, lesbian or gay, can be foster carers.

Dave Glenville, the council’s fostering team leader, said: ‘We are particularly looking for people who care about children and young people who need help, care and support at difficult times in their lives.

‘Foster carers and their families are exceptional people. If you have the desire to help and can give the time, energy and commitment, we strongly recommend you to come along to the information event and find out how you can become involved in the much needed and highly worthwhile role as foster carer for East Riding children.’

Anyone interested in finding out more can contact fish@eastriding.gov.uk or tel (01482) 396469.  For updates and news, follow East Riding Fostering on Facebook.

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