Council promoting fostering service with string of events

Cllr Sue Little

THURROCK Council’s Fostering Team are hosting a number of events this month as part of Foster Care Fortnight.

Foster Care Fortnight, which started yesterday (Monday, 13 May) and runs until to Sunday 26 May 2019, is a national campaign to raise the profile of fostering, its benefits and how it transforms the lives of children and young people.

Events taking place during Foster Care Fortnight include:

Today – family fun day with refreshments and colouring competitions at intu Lakeside in the Central Atrium from 10am to 10pm

Saturday, 18 May – open morning event at Laindon Community Centre from 10am to 1pm

Wednesday, 22 May – drop-in information stand at Liberty Shopping Centre in Romford from 9am to 6pm

Thursday, 23 May – open evening at Orsett Hall Hotel from 6pm to 8pm

Cllr Sue Little, portfolio holder for children’s services said: “Whether you have been thinking about fostering for a while, or you are looking for new challenges, Thurrock’s fostering team are looking for foster carers who want to make a difference to the lives of children and young people, keeping them safe and teaching them life skills to give a foundation for their future.

“Remember, you don’t have to live in Thurrock to be a foster carer with Thurrock Council.”

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