Change a Future!

Foster Care Fortnight launch in Market Square, Stafford

I have blogged about our Children’s Services earlier in the year when we were rated as good by Ofsted. You can read the post again by clicking here.

One of the most important things the service does is to help keep vulnerable children safe. Sometimes, and for many different reasons, we need to keep children safe from harm by finding loving homes for them, either through adoption or finding a foster family for them.

We all want to see children and young people get the best possible start in life and grow up to be able to realise their dreams, and as a local foster carer that’s exactly what you could do.  

Foster Care Fortnight which started on Monday 13 May is a national campaign that we support every year and we launched this year’s campaign live on Facebook from the Market Square in Stafford. 

The team are also taking Reggie the bus on tour across the county giving people interested in fostering a chance to find out more and talk to real foster carers.

All sorts of people can and do foster with us and you’re never on your own. It is a challenge and it takes the right attitude, some core qualities and training and support, but anyone over 21 with a spare bedroom can basically do it.

Look out for Reggie between 10am and 2pm when he calls into a town near you:

  • Wednesday 15 May, Market Square, Lichfield
  • Thursday 16 May, Coopers Square carpark, Burton
  • Friday 17 May, Dovefields, Uttoxeter
  • Monday 20 May, Outside St. Edithas Church, Tamworth
  • Tuesday 21 May, Cheadle (back of Barclays)
  • Wednesday 22 May, Stone High Street (outside B&M)
  • Thursday 23 May, Market Square, Cannock
  • Friday 24 May, Ironmarket, Newcastle

Remember, if you can’t make a roadshow, you can find out more about fostering with the county council by visiting www.care4child.org/changeafuture or by calling 0800 169 2061.

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