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Could you make a real difference to a child’s life and become a foster carer?


Gloucestershire County Council is holding a fostering drop in event on Friday 13th April between 10am and 1pm at Costa Coffee, 52 High Street, Stroud.

As part of a recruitment drive for new foster carers, the county council is holding a drop-in event suitable for anyone who is curious about fostering, is considering it for the future or has decided they would like to apply to foster.

People are invited to come along and have their questions about fostering answered by an experienced foster carer. There will also be information on types of fostering, allowances and the assessment process.

The county council accepts applications to foster from all sectors of society. There is no upper age limit to foster and people can be married, single, co-habiting, in a heterosexual or same sex relationship, a homeowner or renting a property.

All children are different, and to meet their needs, the county council is looking for a wide variety of people. Applicants will need to be over 21 and have a spare room (or spare rooms for siblings) in their home.

The county council is particularly keen to hear from people interested in fostering siblings, teenagers or a parent and their child.

For an informal chat about fostering with the county council please call 01242 532654. You can find more information on fostering on our website:


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