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Fostering Information Day

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 15/09/2018
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location
Valley Church


Come along to Valley Church in Bamber Bridge on September 15th at 11:00 am to find out more about fostering for Alpha Plus in Lancashire.

We currently have a huge need to recruit more foster carers in Lancashire and we would like the opportunity to help you find out more by providing you with all the information you might need to decide whether you could be a good foster carer.

On the day there will be a presentation with general information about fostering; we will talk about the types of fostering, the ages of children who are looking for homes and the behaviours they might present with, why children come in to foster care and how you can make a difference.

This will be followed by an opportunity for you to talk to experienced Alpha Plus foster carers, social workers and support workers to ask the questions most important to you. There will be tables around the room with a foster carer and social worker at each to guide you to the best people to answer you questions about fostering. The tables will include specialists on topics such as: –

  1. Fostering Siblings
  2. Fostering Teenagers
  3. Parent and Child Fostering
  4. Types of fostering – Short term, long term and respite
  5. Education and support for children
  6. Support for carers including Helping Hands
  7. Training and development
  8. Financial Support

Lancashire County Council is currently our biggest referring local authority, in the first half of 2018 they have referred to Alpha Plus an average of 71 children per month. That is 71 vulnerable children looking for a safe place to live in Lancashire where they can live a normal stable family life. If you have a spare bedroom and the time and commitment to offer one or more of these children then please come along on Saturday 15th September and find out more

There is Parking available onsite and the venue is located minutes from M6, M61 and M65 in the centre of Bamber Bridge. Lunch will be provided but we ask that we confirm your attendance by emailing enquiries@alphaplusfostering.co.uk to help us plan for catering.

Please note that you are more than welcome to attend this event if you live outside Lancashire and want the chance to find out more about fostering for Alpha Plus in your area!

If you are interested in fostering but are unable to attend and would like more information now you can visit us here  and you can arrange for our Carer Engagement Officer, Nicky to send you an information pack or to call for an informal chat.