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

Published
09.02.2018

Gloucestershire County Council is holding two fostering information sessions this February for those interested in becoming a foster carer.

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As part of a recruitment drive for new foster carers, the county council is holding a number of information sessions over the coming weeks. 

These drop-in events are suitable for anyone who is curious about fostering, is considering it for the future or has decided they would like to apply to foster. There is no need to book.

The first drop in session takes place on Friday 16th February from 10am to 12pm at Costa Coffee, 35 Cricklade Street, Cirencester GL7 1HY.

The second drop in is on Thursday 22nd February from 2pm to 5pm at Bishops Cleeve Library, Tobyfield Road, Cheltenham GL52 8NN​.

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.

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.

For an informal chat about fostering with the county council call 01242 532654. You can also find more information on fostering on our website: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/fostering.

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