Find out about fostering at a series of drop in events
Wed, 09 Mar 2022

Have you ever wanted to make a difference to the lives of children? Why not 'Drop-In' and find out more about fostering

The fostering team has planned a series of drop-in events around the East Riding and is encouraging  council employees, their family and their friends to come forward and find out what's involved. At the drop in sessions you will be able to chat with members of the team and find out about the flexible options available and the generous support package provided.

East Riding foster carers receive free membership to the gym and classes at East Riding Leisure centres for all members of the household; high quality training and access to qualifications; a generous allowance and annual loyalty payment; practical, social and emotional support; and regular free events exclusively for the council's foster carers. In addition, council employees receive up to three days paid leave to attend assessment and training and additional paid leave to attend foster panel.

Foster carers can make a real difference to the life of a child, providing them with stability, support and a safe and loving environment, where they can thrive and enjoy childhood.

Foster carers don't need formal qualifications, they don't need to live in the East Riding, to own their own home or have children of their own. They should ideally have a spare room and must have the commitment to meet the needs of a child who needs help, care and support at a difficult time in their life.

To find out more, call in at one of the forthcoming events:

Saturday, 12 March 9.30am-12noon, East Riding Leisure Haltemprice

Thursday, 31 March 1-3pm, Pocklington Library and Customer Service Centre

Saturday, 9 April 9.30am - 12 noon, East Riding Leisure Bridlington

Thursday, 28 April 1-3pm, Cottingham Library and Customer Service Centre

Saturday, 14 May 10am-12.30pm, Toll Gavel Church Hall, Beverley

Thursday, 26 May 1-3pm, Withernsea Library and Customer Service Centre

Saturday, 11 June 9.30am - 12noon, East Riding Leisure Haltemprice

Thursday, 30 June 1-3pm, Goole Library

More events listed on at: www.eastriding.gov.uk/fostering

For further information please contact the fostering team, email: fostering@eastriding.gov.uk or visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/fostering  For updates and news, follow East Riding Fostering on Facebook.


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