Fostering and adoption information event
Monday 18th June 2012
Are you interested in giving a secure and loving home to a child? Then come along to Clackmannanshire Council's fostering and adoption information evening at Alloa Town Hall from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Thursday 21st June. The event is free and refreshments are provided.
The event will give potential adopters and foster parents the chance to find out more about fostering and adoption; meet social workers from the fostering and adoption team; and talk to current carers and adopters.
Councillor Les Sharp, Convener of the Housing, Health and Care Committee said: "This is a fantastic chance to find out how you can make a real difference to a child's life. Social workers and current foster carers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. We offer first-class training and access to local support groups for foster parents and adopters, as well as an allocated social worker for continuity of support. For foster carers, there is pay and training available.
"You do not have to be married or in a relationship to foster or adopt - but you will need a spare bedroom and plenty of patience and understanding. I hope lots of potential carers will take the opportunity to find out more about what's involved."
You can find out more about adoption and fostering in Clackmannanshire online at http://www.clacksweb.org.uk/children/