On Wednesday, 14 April, Kirklees Council are hosting an event about Fostering in Kirklees. The event is part of a broader effort of local authorities across Yorkshire to encourage more people to find out about fostering.
What is fostering?
Fostering means providing care and a safe, stable home environment for children and young people who cannot live with their parents at a point in time.
Becoming a Foster Carer in Kirklees
The online event is open to everyone. Participants will have the opportunity to chat to existing foster careers in the region, fostering teams. It is an open and encouraging chance to learn more and have your questions answered.
To become a Kirklees foster carer, you will receive expert training. You will get a weekly allowance to support your fostering and become part of a vast support network.
To find out more about fostering, you can check out the Kirklees Council Website. Click here.
Mel Meggs, Strategic Director for Children’s Services, said: “Kirklees foster carers do an amazing job in supporting some of our most vulnerable children and young people.
“Fostering changes lives. It can be incredibly rewarding for the carers and their family, and it helps children to find a loving home and enjoy the best start in life.
“Fostering with your local council makes a profound difference because it means the child or young person is less likely to face the stress and disruption of having to move to a different area.
“We are delighted to be involved in the online event, which will be the perfect chance for people to find out all they need to know.”
Join the online session
To online session is hosted on zoom on 14 April at 6pm. You can join the Zoom meeting with the following ID and Passcode.
Meeting ID: 615 6600 1365