Families in Stoke on Trent are being urged to consider becoming foster carers after it is revealed that more than 450 children were referred for fostering in Stoke alone last year.
Capstone Foster Care will be holding a fostering Coffee Morning at The Bridge Centre, Birches Head Monday 13th March from 10.30-2.30pm. The event will allow Stoke on Trent residents to find out more about fostering.
110 individual Children and Young People were referred to Capstone for fostering in Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire County Council last year, Capstone Foster Care are inviting families that have a spare room, the time and patience to become foster carers to stop by on Monday 13th March 2017 for further information.
Local Carers became approved foster carers in 2013. They commented:
“If I were asked to go back to a 9-5 job now, the answer would be ‘definitely no’. When you see you’re making a difference and hear genuine laughter coming from a child, who has had so many reasons to be sad, it makes everything worthwhile!”
Sara Chambers Ross, Regional Director at Capstone Foster Care, commented:
“It is really important for looked after children to stay near to their families and Stoke is a vibrant city with a strong sense identity and community. The children and young people of Stoke need local families to come forward and consider whether fostering is right for them and we look forward to meeting people for a cuppa and cake at the Bridge Centre”