Warwickshire County Council fostering information at the Birdingbury Country Show

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STAFF from Warwickshire’s Fostering Team will be at Birdingbury Country Show this weekend helping people find out more about becoming foster carers.

The county council service will be on hand with some informal advice throughout the day on Saturday.

Depending on the needs of children, foster care placements can range from just one weekend a month to others that last for many years. As a result, the fostering team believes that there are many people across Warwickshire who have the potential to perform this worthwhile and vital role.

Kelly Furness from Warwickshire’s Fostering Service said: “Fostering is a valuable and rewarding career for carers and their families.

“Almost anyone can be a carer, the most important qualities are time, space, commitment, patience, a caring nature and skills to work with children and families.

“My colleagues and I are looking forward to meeting people next Friday to tell them more about how they can get involved.”

Full training and support is given to carers, who are matched to one of the six different schemes, depending on what suits them best. Carers are paid an allowance that reflects the real cost of looking after a child.

If you are interested but cannot attend event please contact the team on 0800 4081556 or visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/fostering.