Maidenhead Town Hall to host foster care information event

Maidenhead Town Hall to host foster care information event

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Daniel Darlington

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Maidenhead Town Hall to host foster care information event
Cllrs Phill Bicknell and Christine Bateson launch The Foster Carers Charter

Foster carers will share their experience of fostering children and young people at the Maidenhead Town Hall tonight.

The event, from 7-9pm, will also see young people give their experiences of being brought up in foster families.

There will also be lots of information for people who may be considering becoming a foster carer.

The council is looking for anyone with a big heart, a sense of humour, lots of patience and a desire to make a difference in a young person's life.

The information event is being held as part of National Foster Care Fortnight, which runs until Sunday.

The fornight is an annual campaign which highlights the urgent need for new foster carers to look after children and young people. There is currently a shortage of about 9,000 foster carers nationally. 

The Royal Borough of WIndsor and Maidenhead hopes to recruit 20 new foster carers, in addition to the 40 foster families who are providing loving homes to 120 children.

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