Find out about fostering at information evening on Tuesday
Published: 27 May 2016
Meet the council’s fostering service at a town hall event on Tuesday.
The Mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr Richard Field, is inviting local people to come and talk to the team, some current foster carers and some young people in care to find out whether fostering is for them.
Where: Council Chamber, Wandsworth Town Hall
When: May 31 from 6.30pm
The event rounds off Foster Care Fortnight during which the team chatted to potential foster carers at Southside and Sainsbury’s in Wandsworth.
The council offers a range of support and training to help people meet the challenges involved and provide the stable, caring environment in which young people can thrive. Carers also receive allowances and fees to cover the financial costs involved.
Carers can be married or single, gay or straight, a homeowner or renting, and from any cultural background. All they need is a spare bedroom and a willingness to provide a home for a child in need.
The council is constantly in need of new recruits to replace those who are retiring from fostering and to help look after the growing number of children in need of care. Single foster carers, or at least one member of a couple, must be aged between 25 and 60 and be in good health.
To find out more, and register your interest, drop into the town hall event
If you can’t make it, you can find out more at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/fostering or chat to the team on (020) 8871 6666.