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Special drop-in information session about fostering in Shrewsbury on 31 July 2019

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Shropshire Council’s fostering team will be holding a special drop-in information session in Shrewsbury on Wednesday 31 July 2019.

The event, between 6pm and 7pm at Shirehall in Shrewsbury (postcode SY2 6ND), is a really informal way for those people thinking about fostering a child or brothers and sisters to get all the information they need and chat to the fostering team.

The aim of the evening event is to promote fostering as a permanency option, build on the recent Fostering Fortnight’s awareness around why there is a need for carers from this region to provide short-term and long-term care, and also most importantly find new foster carers.

There is no need to register in advance, just come along at 6pm when the event will start with a short presentation. There will be an opportunity to chat with the fostering team afterwards.

Ed Potter, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for children’s services, said:

“All sorts of people from all walks of life can and do foster. You get plenty of time during the application process to decide whether it really is you – and you’re never under any obligation to continue. There’s always advice on hand and lots of training available. People who want to foster simply need to care about children, have good communication skills, have a spare room and be ready for a challenge.

“If you think that fostering could be for you, please come along to the event to find out more – we’d love to see you there.”

For more information about fostering if you’re not able to make the event see www.shropshirefostering.co.uk