Welcome to the 'Meet & Greet' room our Our Home.
Below are details of the Former Looked after Child, Destiny, Foster Carers and the National Fostering Group Team you can meet as part of our open house on Saturday 22nd May.
11.30am - 12.00 Meet our Team - Placement Team & Care Recruitment Officer
Come and meet the team who will guide you through your fostering adventure.
We’ll be joined by Shona a Referrals Manager and Melissa a Placement Social worker to find out more about how we match children and young people with foster carers.
We’ll be discussing topics such as, what information we receive about children coming into foster carer, how we share this with foster carers, how time scales play a factor and what information is shared with the child or young person.
We’ll then be speaking to Casey one of our Carer Recruitment Officers about the most commonly asked questions, how long the assessment process takes and what to expect.
If you are considering fostering, have started your journey or are already part of our family this event will give you some understanding of the decision making and process of matching children with foster carers.
12.00 - 12.30 Meet a former looked after Child
As part of this event we'll be meeting a former looked after child, Destiny. Hearing about her experiences in foster care and her plans for the future.
1pm - 1.30pm Inspiring You – Meet a Foster Carer
Meet Emily and Lisa two of our foster carers.
Emily is a newly approved foster carer and she will be talking about her journey so far. What inspired her family to become a foster family, what they are looking forward to and how they are preparing to welcome a child into their home.
Lisa is an experienced foster carer and Librarians, who will be sharing her fostering story. Lisa will talk about some of her most memorable moments, who inspires her and giving some top tips on fun activities and days out.