Foster carers look after children or young people who cannot live with their own families. This could be due to reasons that include illness, relationship breakdown or concerns about their welfare.
In March 2022, there were 57,540 children in England living with foster families. This is 70 per cent of the 82,170 children in care looked after away from home. These families provide children and young people with a safe and nurturing family environment, caring for them as though they were their own children.
In Slough we have a fantastic team of foster carers but we always have a need for more! Is this something that interests you? Do you have space in your home and space in your heart to take in a child in need, either in the short-term or long-term? If so then we’d love to hear from you so join us for our fostering information session to find out more. These sessions are online for now but may be in person as lockdown restrictions are eased.
Our fostering service was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in August 2021, so there has never been a better time to join us.
We look forward to seeing you there!
In the meantime, you can find out more about fostering within this website. Alternatively you can contact one of our friendly advisors at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 01753 690777.