Find out more about becoming a foster carer during Foster Care Fortnight

The theme of this year’s national campaign which is run by the Fostering Network is Time to Foster, Time to Care.

Ealing Council has approximately 375 children and young people in its care and there is always a need for more foster carers to help change children’s lives. There is a particular demand for foster carers who can look after older children, children with disabilities or special needs and brothers and sisters.

Foster carers can be from all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures and religions.  They can also be married or single, heterosexual or gay, working or not working, renting or living in privately owned property.

Twenty-four hour support and access to a wide range of training, as well as generous allowances are provided to Ealing’s foster carers’.

Anyone interested in finding out more about being a foster carer can talk to the fostering recruitment team at the following venues:

Wednesday, 18 May: Asda Park Royal, 1-5pm
Friday, 20 May: Acton Market (by Morrisons supermarket on King Street), 9am-1pm
Saturday, 21 May: Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre, 10am-2pm
Wednesday, 25 May: Tesco Perivale 1-5pm
Friday, 27 May: Southall Town Hall 11am-3pm

There is also a special information session on Monday, 6 June, from 7.30pm-9.30pm at Ealing Town Hall when people will have the chance to hear more detailed information about fostering.

Councillor Binda Rai, cabinet member for children and young people said: “Being a foster carer is a very special and sometimes challenging role, which can transform a child or young person’s life.  We recognise and value the work of foster carers and provide full training and support and I would encourage anyone who is interested in fostering to have a chat with our team.”

For more information call freephone 0800 731 6550 or email fosteradopt@ealing.gov.uk