Portsmouth council starting drop-in sessions about fostering

MONTHLY drop-in sessions for people wanting to become foster carers are starting up again.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 6th February 2017, 6:40 am

Portsmouth City Council’s fostering service will be available for people wanting to learn more.

Tomorrow will be the first session of the year held at the Civic Offices, at Guildhall Square.

There is no need to book and social workers as well as current foster carers will be available for chats between 6.45pm and 8pm. A presentation will be held at 7pm.

Councillor Ryan Brent, the council’s cabinet member for children’s social care, said: ‘The new year can be a time for new beginnings.

‘We need to recruit more foster carers to provide stability and care for some of the city’s most vulnerable children and young people, who need a range of periods of care from short to longer-term placements.

‘They need an environment where they can grow, develop and achieve their goals.

‘I would urge anyone to consider fostering, especially anyone with any childcare experience, or experience of working with young people, whether professional, personal or voluntary.’

The council need to recruit more foster carers to provide a caring home, guidance and direction to children of all ages, and especially teenagers.

There are numerous fostering opportunities available, from a stay-at-home full-time foster carer for a young child, to fostering a young person while continuing to work full or part-time.

For more information call (023) 9283 4071.