Could you be a foster carer?

East Riding Council logo
East Riding Council logo

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is hoping to recruit more foster carers, particularly for children aged from five to 15.

A ‘Find out about fostering’ information event will be held at Tickton Grange Hotel, Tickton, near Beverley on Wednesday 6 May, at 6pm, for anyone who is considering becoming a foster carer.

Dave Glenville, the council’s fostering team leader, said: “Almost anyone can apply to be a foster carer. We recognise that families come in all shapes and sizes, but, as with any career, some people will be more suited to it than others.

“The information event is designed to give people who are interested in fostering a chance to meet people who are already involved and find out if becoming a foster carer is for them.”

A short film about fostering is also available on the council’s webpage at www.eastriding.gov.uk/fostering.

Prospective foster carers should ideally be over 25. They can be single, married or co-habiting. People with or without families, heterosexual, lesbian or gay, can be foster carers. For more information or if you would like to book a place at the event, please contact the fostering team on 01482 396673.