If you've always wanted to know more about the rewarding role of fostering, our team are holding information session at The Royal Toby in Castleton.
Fostering is one of the most rewarding roles someone can do. Our cared for children long for a stable and loving home and people across Rochdale can provide just that.
The Royal Toby is playing host to an information session from 4pm-8pm, Wednesday, 25 July 2018, where future foster carers can find out more about fostering, what the role involves, the approval process and even hear from some of our current foster carers.
There's no typical profile of a foster carer. We want to recruit a diverse range of foster carers regardless of sexuality, ethnicity, religion or marital status. We've worked with a wide range of people - providing homes for children with heterosexual couples, same sex couples, families who already have children and single foster carers.
'Our foster carers are truly tremendous in the support, stability and love they give to our cared for children, we are so grateful to them'
Councillor Kieran Heakin said: "Our foster carers are truly tremendous in the support, stability and love they give to our cared for children, we are so grateful to them. However, we always need more foster carers, so if you've been thinking it over, come and chat to our team at this information session. We understand that it is a huge decision to be a foster carer that's why events like this are invaluable, our friendly team will chat through any questions you have."
'I would encourage anyone who is thinking about fostering to come and see the council's team, they are so helpful'
Current foster carer Lauren said: "I love being a foster carer; to bring so much happiness in to a young person's life and help them grow is so fulfilling and rewarding. Of course it has its challenges at times but seeing the difference you can make you a young person far outweighs those challenges. I would encourage anyone who is thinking about fostering to come and see the council's team, they are so helpful".
If you're over 21 and have a spare room, our fostering team would love to see you at the information event.