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Fancy fostering? Now’s your chance to find out more!

2:35 pm, Wednesday, 14th February 2024 - 2 months ago

Children and families

Foster carers continue to change the lives of children and young people in North East Lincolnshire, according to a leading Councillor.

The comments, made by Councillor Margaret Cracknell, come as residents in North East Lincolnshire are offered the opportunity to find out more about becoming a foster carer.

The Council’s fostering team are running a Fostering Roadshow over the coming months, hosting a stall at various locations across the borough to give people an opportunity to ask questions and find out more about becoming a foster carer.

Councillor Margaret Cracknell, the Council’s portfolio holder for children and education, explained more:

“Fostering is such a worthwhile endeavour. It is so rewarding to give a child a home, however temporary. Foster carers in North East Lincolnshire are changing the lives of children and young people here.

“Foster carers are  financially supported by the Council for fostering a child, and there are all sorts of additional benefits too.

“In some cases, the children we care for have very little, and are in need a safe, warm and loving home.

“I would encourage anyone who is interested in becoming a foster carer to go along to one of the roadshow stalls and chat to our team. If you don’t ask, you’ll never know.”

North East Lincolnshire Council’s fostering team will be visiting locations across the area between February and June:

  • Grimsby Hospital canteen between 11:30am and 1:30pm on Wednesday 28th February
  • Cleethorpes Leisure Centre from 10am on Friday 15th March
  • Grimsby Hospital canteen from 11:30am to 1:30 pm on Wednesday 27th March
  • Grimsby Garden Centre between 10am and 2pm on Wednesday 24th April

Foster carers will be attending these locations alongside the fostering team, providing an insight into the role.

To become a foster carer, you must be over 21 years of age, have a spare room and the legal right to live and work in the UK.

Can’t make the drop-ins? More dates are being confirmed, and you can also find out more about fostering online at www.nelincs.gov.uk/fostering or by calling 01472 323966.

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