West Sussex County Council holds a drop-in event at Worthing Library next Tuesday (October 8th) on becoming a foster carer. Prospective foster carers are invited to come along from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.
Members of the fostering team will be on hand throughout the day to answer any questions and to provide an insight into what being a foster carer involves in an informal environment.
Peter Evans, County Council Cabinet Member for Children – Start of Life, said: “Foster carers provide a safe and stable environment for children and young people when they need it most.
“Their role is vitally important in helping these children feel safe, cared for and settled.
“Being a foster carer isn’t always easy but it is full of reward and I strongly encourage anyone who may be considering fostering to come along to Worthing Library and find out more.”
Foster carers come from all walks of life and from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. People from a variety of backgrounds can apply to foster, regardless of their marital status or sexuality.
Fostering can be either short or long-term and can range from just a few days to several years. There are also several different types of fostering.
To find out more about fostering, visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/fostering
Worthing Library is in Richmond Road.