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Find out more about fostering in Henfield

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The invitation has been sent out to find out more about fostering and how you can become a foster carer at a drop-in session in Henfield next month.

West Sussex County Council has held a year-long recruitment campaign of monthly drop-in sessions for prospective foster carers.

The next session is on Thursday December 6, from 10am to 4pm, at Henfield Library, Off High Street, Henfield, BN5 9HN.

The informal drop-in sessions give people a chance to talk to members of the fostering team and ask any questions they have.

Cabinet Member for Children and Families Peter Evans said: “Foster carers provide security and stability to children when they need it most, allowing them a chance to develop and flourish in a safe, secure environment. Every child who has to come into care has their own emotional needs, history and personal circumstances. The County Council strives to match foster carers with their own unique skills and experiences to them.

“We are currently looking for more foster carers from Henfield and the surrounding area to come forward. Children thrive on familiarity, so our approach means children and young people who need care stay close to their school, friends, people and places they know.

“Being a foster carer is very rewarding and I would urge anyone who has considered becoming a foster carer, or who would like to find out more, to come along to the drop-in session.”

Foster carers receive a comprehensive support package from the Council, including on-going training and financial allowances to meet the needs of the children and young people in their care.

A new series of 2013 drop-in sessions are being planned. More details on future events can be found at www.westsussex.gov.uk/fostering or by calling 01403 229333.

 

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