Interested in fostering?

Sheffield Fostering Service event 7 June 2016

The Sheffield Fostering Service is looking for individuals or families that would like to become foster carers for Sheffield children. They're holding a recruitment event at our University on Tuesday 7 June, 12.30 pm to 4.00 pm, Diamond Lecture Theatre 8.

There will be a 30 minute presentation starting 12.30pm followed by an opportunity to drop-in during the afternoon to ask questions and meet a couple of our experienced foster carers. There is no need to book in advance, just turn up if you are interested.

Sheffield Fostering Service is also holding an information evening on 21 June at the Quaker Meeting House, St James Street, S1 2EW 5.45pm - 8pm. Again, you are welcome to just come along. However, if you are unable to attend either session or want to know more, please contact the Fostering Service on 0114 2735075 or access the website at www.sheffield.gov.uk/fostering and the Fostering Service will be happy to assist you.

There are a whole range of children who need fostering. Sheffield Fostering Service is particularly interested in hearing from people who might be able to care for teenagers, as well as those who can keep brothers and sisters together or who can offer a child a home they can remain in throughout their childhood.

The children come from a range of backgrounds, ethnicity, culture, class and from different faiths. They need adults who can nurture, love and promote their education, health and safety and who can work to support their contact with their birth family.

Sheffield needs a range of carers who can meet the diverse needs of all these children.

Did you know that you can foster:

-Whether you are single, divorced or in a relationship or whether that relationship is with someone of the same or opposite sex.
-Whether you have a medical condition or disability so long as it is stable and does not affect your ability to care for a child.
-Whether you own your own home or rent your accommodation so long as your tenancy is stable.
-Whatever ethnic, cultural or religious background you come from.
-Whether you work in paid or unpaid employment, are not working or are retired.

If you'd like to learn more, we look forward to welcoming you to the events.

Please also look out for the promotional material in your department.

Information related to this message is available at www.sheffield.gov.uk/fostering.