Online chat for potential foster carers

Kick off your new year with a career in fostering and find out more about this by joining an online chat at 7pm on Thursday 21 January.

Four members of staff from the fostering team will be available to answer any questions you might have and help you decide if fostering is for you.

Foster carers need a spare room in their home and the determination and understanding to make life better for vulnerable children in Kent.

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Cllr Peter Oakford

They can be single, in a long-term relationship, with or without children and do not need to own their own home.

Peter Oakford, Cabinet Member for Specialist Children’s Services at Kent County Council said: “We need more amazing people to look after the most vulnerable children in our society.

“Fostering children is one of the most rewarding jobs anyone can have. To be able to look back and say you helped a child lead a different life is incredible.”

Fostering is a paid role and age and experience is not a barrier. Foster carers are fully trained and supported throughout their time fostering with Kent County Council and there are plenty of opportunities to meet with other foster carers.

More families are needed in Kent for older children, brothers and sisters who need to stay together and disabled children with learning difficulties, some of whom have complex needs, to give them the chance of a better future.

To log into the chat follow click on the link or speak with one of our Initial Enquiries Advisors on 03000 420 002.

online fostering

You’re also welcome to attend one of the following information events to find out more:

  • Thursday 11 February 2016, 7pm, Clocktower Pavilion, Alexandra Suite, St. Mary’s Road, Swanley, BR8 7BU.
  • Thursday 17 March 2016, 7pm, Broadmead Church, Broadmead, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5RF    
Online chat for potential foster carers was last modified: January 19th, 2016 by KCC press office