Free sessions to help with advice on fostering the county’s children in care

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People interested in giving a loving home to a child in care are being urged to attend one of the fostering information sessions being held around the county in January.

Buckinghamshire County Council has organised the free events in Aylesbury, Buckingham and High Wycombe.

Lin Hazell, Cabinet member for children’s services, said: “At any one time, we have more than 400 children in care in Buckinghamshire who need help, support and guidance.

“These sessions have been extremely successful in the past. They are a great opportunity for people to speak to our foster carers and social worker who explain how it all works.

She added: “I would say to anyone who has ever harboured any interest in becoming a foster parent to come along to one of these events. There is no obligation and we would quite understand if, at the end, you said it wasn’t for you. But equally, it will give you an opportunity to see how rewarding fostering can be for you and your family.”

Session are: January 13, 7pm - 8.30pm, at Aylesbury Opportunities Centre, Thame Road South, Aylesbury, HP21 8TS (8FR for SAT NAV); January 20, 7pm - 8.30pm, at The Hub, Easton Street, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 1NJ; January 27, 7pm - 8.30pm, at Buckingham Opportunities Centre, Well Street, Buckingham, MK18 1EN

Visit www.buckscc.gov.uk/social-care/children-and-families/fostering/ or call 0800 160 1900.