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Could you foster a child? Christmas drop in events in Tewkesbury and Gloucester


Gloucestershire County Council is holding two fostering drop in events at Christmas markets in the county.

On Saturday, 18 November the fostering team will be at The Roses Theatre Christmas market in Tewkesbury from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

On Friday, 24 November they will be in Gloucester Quays as part of the Victorian Christmas market from 10am to 4pm.

People are invited to come along and have their questions about fostering answered by experienced foster carers. 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 looking to foster older children, siblings and teenagers.

For further information about fostering with the county council call 01242 532654 or visit