The Isle of Wight Council’s Fostering and Adoption Team is travelling the Island and visiting supermarkets in various towns as part of this year’s Fostering Fortnight.
Foster Care Fortnight, co-ordinated by the Fostering Network, is an annual UK-wide awareness campaign which raises the profile of fostering and highlights the need for more foster carers.
Lots of roadshows staffed by fostering and adoption officers alongside carers have taken place across the Island during the annual event.
The final two roadshows will be taking place at the following supermarkets over the next few days between 11am and 3pm each day:
22nd May – Sainsbury, Newport.
23rd May – Co-op, Ryde.
It is an ideal opportunity for anyone thinking of becoming a foster carer to speak to staff and current carers. Anyone who registers their interest will be invited to an open evening held later in the summer.
Dawn Cousins, council cabinet member responsible for children services, said: “Fostering is not just about caring for a young child, it can also be about becoming foster parents to teenagers and young adults.
“Fostering Fortnight is an ideal opportunity for anyone to come along and speak to staff as well as carers themselves to hear first hand what being a foster carer is all about.”
If you would like more information regarding Fostering Fortnight or the Isle of Wight Council’s Fostering and Adoption Service, ring 525790 or log on to www.iwight.com website link.
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