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Find out more about fostering

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Kent County Council, Nov 20, 2014. Replies: 0 | Views: 1316

  1. People considering fostering are being offered the opportunity to find out more at a presentation evening organised by Kent County Council.


    Children come into the care of KCC when they can no longer live at home. The right foster home can change the course of a child's life.

    Fostering is a paid role and age and experience is not a barrier. Foster carers are fully trained and supported throughout their time fostering with Kent County Council and there are plenty of opportunities to meet with other foster carers.

    Right now, more families are needed for teenagers and older children, and for disabled children, some of whom have complex needs.

    KCC also works hard to keep brothers and sisters who come into care together, so they keep the crucial bond with their siblings. More families are needed who have the space to look after more than one child.

    Foster carers can be single, in a long-term relationship, with or without children and do not need to own their own home. All they need is a spare room and the determination and understanding to make life better for vulnerable children in Kent.

    Peter Oakford, KCC cabinet member for Specialist Children's Services, said:
    To find out more about becoming a foster carer and hear first-hand from foster carers, visit KCC's next fostering event at 7pm on Thursday 4 December at Lenham Community Centre, Groom Way, Lenham ME17 2QT.

    For those unable to attend, visit the Kent Fostering website or speak to an Initial Enquiries Advisor on 03000 42 00 02.

    KCC News

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