16 January 2017

Fostering - how you can help a child in need

Brighton & Hove City Council’s fostering team is holding its next information event on Wednesday 18 January 2017 from 6.30pm to 8pm at the QEII Room, Shoreham Centre, 2 Pond Road, Shoreham-By-Sea BN43 5WU.

Unfortunately some children can’t live with their own families. For some it’s a temporary thing, maybe due to a family crisis. For some it may need to be longer.

These children have had a difficult start to their lives. And you can help them.

Foster carers provide safe and supportive homes for these children in both the short and longer term.

People from all sections of the community can be foster carers. You can be single or a couple, straight or gay, old or young, with or without your own children. You don’t need to be married. You can own your own home or be renting.

Some people decide they want to become foster carers after their own children have ‘flown the nest’.

Fostering can be incredibly rewarding – because you can make a really positive difference to a child’s life. It’s not always easy, but the council’s fostering team offers a fantastic level of support – there’s someone at the end of a phone line 24-7.

Fostering also attracts generous financial allowances and can offer you the chance to develop new and career-enhancing skills.

To find out more about fostering, please come to the information event on January 18 or:

  • Phone 01273 295444 for a friendly chat
  • Email fosteringrecruitment@brighton-hove.gov.uk
  • Visit www.fosteringinbrightonandhove.org.uk
  • Visit our Fostering for Brighton & Hove Facebook page
  • Visit Twitter @BHCC_foster