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Fostering coffee morning for potential foster carers

Deciding to foster a child is a momentous decision. It will not only change the life of the child you look after, it affects your family too.

If you have been thinking about fostering or just want to know more, you can drop-in for an informal chat with one of our carers, at Seacombe Children’s Centre, St Paul’s Road, Seacombe, on Monday, October 16, from 10am-11.30am.

You’ll be able to find out more about fostering and the application process, plus tips on  preparing for your first foster child – and anything else you need to know to get a better idea of what’s involved.

Cllr Bernie Mooney, Wirral’s Cabinet member for Children and Families, said: ‘Our foster carers are great ambassadors and are very passionate about how rewarding a career in fostering can be. They see first-hand the difference they can make to a child or young person’s life.

‘This is a great opportunity for anyone who has been considering a career in fostering or has questions about what it involves, and I’d encourage anyone thinking about it to drop in and have an informal chat with them to find out more about the day to day role of a foster carer.’

Our foster carers who work as ambassadors and peer mentors play an invaluable role in recruiting, mentoring and nurturing new foster carers.

If you can’t make the drop-in, call 0151 666 4510 to arrange a chat with one of our foster carers or visit wirral.gov.uk/fostering