Shropshire Fostering - #GiveMe5

Shropshire Fostering have launched their new campaign called ‘#GiveMe5’ in the hope to find 5 new foster carers each month.

The launch, undertaken by Shropshire Council foster carers and Signal 107 Breakfast Show Shropshire presenter Dickie Dodd who will be supporting the campaign at Signal 107’s studios today aims to find 5 new prospective foster carers per month and at the same time highlight the 5 main type of foster care.

Ed Potter, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for children’s services, said:

“We’re really pleased to be launching this campaign with our foster carers and aim to find 5 new prospective foster carers who are looking to start the process toward becoming approved every month.We really want the people of Shropshire to support this drive. Even if you’re not thinking about becoming a foster carer you could really help by simply sharing our social media posts. Should we be successful it will really make a big difference to those children looked after by Shropshire Council.

We also want to promote the 5 main different types of fostering.Many people have a traditional view of fostering but it can be flexible and there are many different types of fostering to suit all differing lifestyles, for instance lots of people think that if you work you can’t foster – this simply isn’t true!”

For anyone wanting more information or looking to start the process the simplest way is to attend a fostering info event. The next one is:

Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6LY
6pm on 17th September 2019

There is no need to register in advance, just come along at 6pm when the event will start with a short presentation. There will be an opportunity to chat with the fostering team afterwards.

For more information about fostering if you’re not able to make the event see www.shropshirefostering.co.uk

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