16 October 2013

Fostering - find out more

Could you give a safe, caring home to a child who has had a difficult start in life?

Brighton & Hove City Council’s fostering team is holding its next public information session on Saturday 19 October from 10am to 11.30am in Stanmer House, Stammer Park, Brighton BN1 9QA.

It’s a chance to meet members of the fostering team and hear from current carers about their experiences of fostering, both the rewards and the challenges – and ask questions.

The chair of the council’s children and young people committee, Councillor Sue Shanks, said: “We are looking for foster carers for children of all ages, but current priorities include carers for children over 10 years of age, children under five, for a parent and their baby, and for sibling groups.

“We are also looking for people from our Black and Asian communities as we feel that it is important that all children are placed with foster carers who reflect their ethnic and cultural background.

“The most important thing is having love to give a child who will have been badly treated by adults in the past.”

The council offers excellent 24-hour support and financial allowances of up to £1,400 per month per child to all its foster carers.

For further information about fostering in Brighton & Hove, please:

  • Phone the council’s fostering team on 01273 295444
  • Email fosteringrecruitment@brighton-hove.gov.uk
  • Visit www.fosteringinbrightonandhove.org.uk