Foster care fact finding bonanza in Bristol

Archived: Posted August 12, 2015

We are hosting a series of information events in Bristol throughout August for anyone interested in finding out more about becoming a foster carer in the region.

Talk directly to current FCA carers and experienced social workers, and find out how to help children and young people in Bristol who are in need of a foster family.

The Bristol-based bonanza kicks off on 12th August at Asda, Highwood Lane, 10.30am – 4pm. Then it moves to:

  • 14th August – Sainsbury’s, Serbert Road, Portishead, 10.30am-4pm
  • 17th August – Active Leisure Centre, Bradley Stoke, 5pm-8pm
  • 21st August – Abbeywood Retail Park, Filton, 11am-5pm
  • 28th August – Asda, Highwood Lane, 10.30am-4pm

Care is... finding room to fosterClaire Jones from our Western regional team, said: “We urgently need more foster carers from across Bristol. We are looking for people with room in their homes, and their lives, who can nurture and support children and young people in need of a foster family.”

“We are particularly on the look out for people who would be willing to foster siblings, as this is one of the biggest demands on foster care in Bristol.”

Foster carers come from all walks of life, but they all share certain characteristics – from being adaptable, resilient and nurturing, to being a good listener.

“We often find that those with previous experience working in frontline public services, such as the military, prison and police have the skills, understanding and mentoring ability to become great foster carers, and turn around the lives of the most challenging of foster placements,” continued Claire.

The drop in events will provide information to people interested in taking the first step into providing foster care. You can find out about our comprehensive support package, as well as being able to chat to people who are already fostering with us.

Find out more about fostering in Bristol and the West of England.

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Ready to start fostering a child or young person? Or just want a bit more information to help you decide whether fostering is for you? All you need to do is contact us.

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Call us on 0800 023 4561 (lines open Monday - Thurs: 9am - 7pm, Fri: 9am - 6pm)

Fostering a child or young person is a big decision so we're here to answer any questions you may have. Our friendly fostering advisors, many of whom are carers themselves, can talk you through everything you need to know about becoming a foster carer.

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Call us on 0800 023 4561 (lines open Monday - Thurs: 9am - 7pm, Fri: 9am - 6pm)

Fostering a child or young person is a big decision so we,re here to answer any questions you may have. Our friendly fostering advisors, many of whom are carers themselves, can talk you through everything you need to know about becoming a foster carer.

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