Wirral’s foster care ambassadors will host a coffee morning on Monday 13 February to take questions from potential new foster carers and offer advice around the application process.
Held at Seacombe Children’s Centre on St. Paul’s Road, 10.00am-11.30am, the free event is designed to answer questions about life as a foster carer, as well as provide information on day-to-day fostering and preparation for a first foster child.
Deciding to foster a child is a big decision. Not only does it change the life of the child, it also changes the life of a foster carer and their own family.
Wirral's existing foster carers would like to use their experiences and knowledge to explain what fostering is all about, and to help offer a greater understanding of the role of a foster parent.
Cllr Tony Smith, Wirral’s Cabinet Member for Children and Family Services, said:
“A lot of people think about fostering for a long time and may have questions they worry will go unanswered. Our foster care ambassadors have been in the same position, which is why they will be on-hand at our coffee morning to offer support to anyone who would like to know more.”
Wirral foster carers play an invaluable role in recruiting, mentoring and nurturing new foster carers through the new challenges they face. These foster carers work as ambassadors and peer mentors to new carers – hosting recruitment events and sharing their first-hand experiences of what fostering entails.
If you would like to chat to one of Wirral’s existing foster carers, please drop in to the coffee morning, or call 0151 666 4510 to arrange a chat at a time that is convenient to you.