You could change someone’s life in 2016 through foster care

Information evening to be held in Horsham for potential carers to vulnerable children.

 
Last updated:
4 January 2016

People interested in foster caring are invited to an information evening in Horsham.

West Sussex County Council is looking for 80 foster carers to help support vulnerable children this year.

Information will be given at County Hall North to people who could support teenagers between 11-15, provide children with disabilities with short break foster care or support a parent and child.

Sarah, a foster carer with 20 years’ experience, said: “To provide a safe, secure and loving home for someone who hasn’t got that is the most rewarding job you could ever do.

“We try and treat each child that comes to us as we do our own, because every child deserves that.”

Children come into care for a variety of reasons, including due a parent’s ill health, problems within families or due to neglect or abuse.

Peter Evans, Cabinet Member for Children – Start of Life, added: “People like Sarah make such an incredible difference to children’s lives.

“They give stability and a loving family environment when a child needs it most.

“Attending this event will enable you to find out how you can help change a child’s life.”

The information session will take place from 6.30pm on Tuesday 26 January 2016 at County Hall North, Horsham, RH12 1XH.

To find out more call 0330 222 7775, email fostering.adoption@westsussex.gov.uk or visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/fostering.

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