Foster carers needed

Published on: Wednesday, 01-October-2014

Do you have what it takes to take care of a child in need of a temporary, loving home? If so, Foster for Knowsley wants to hear from you!

An Information Session for anyone interested in becoming a foster carer takes place in Knowsley on Monday (October 6). Knowsley Council’s Fostering Service will be on hand with information and to answer any questions at the River Alt Resource Centre, Woolfall Heath Avenue, Huyton, from 12-1pm.

There will also be the opportunity to meet foster carers who are already fostering for Knowsley, to find out first-hand what the role involves.

Anyone can be considered as a foster carer, regardless of age, sexuality, income, employment status, experience or marital status. You do not even have to live in Knowsley to foster children from the borough.

Foster carers give children a safe, supportive and loving home when his or her own family are unable to. They receive full training, ongoing support, and are paid for the care they provide.

In fact, for many people, fostering is a rewarding and viable career option – especially ideal for those who love spending time with children and young people.

Knowsley are particularly keen to hear from anyone who would be interested in fostering teenage children and those who could look after sibling groups, to help keep brothers and sisters together.

If you would like to find out more about fostering for Knowsley, come along to the information session on Monday, or call the Fostering Service on 0151 443 3958.

You can read more about fostering on our website or ‘like’ Foster for Knowsley on Facebook.