Find out about fostering at Haywards Heath meeting

Residents in Haywards Heath are being invited to discover more about fostering.

A special drop-in session is being held on Tuesday November 12, from 10am to 4pm, at Haywards Heath Library, Boltro Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 1BN.

Members of West Sussex County Council’s fostering team will be on hand to answer questions about fostering and provide an insight into what being a foster carer involves.

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Peter Evans, Cabinet Member for Children – Start of Life, said: “Foster carers provide a vitally important role in helping some of our most vulnerable children and young people.

“As well as providing a safe and secure home, foster carers can help to develop a child or young person’s confidence and skills, giving them a chance to flourish.

“Being a foster carer is challenging but very rewarding and I would encourage anyone who is considering it or wants to find out more, to come along to the drop-in session.”

Fostering can be either short or long-term, ranging from just a few days to several years. There are also several types of fostering.

Foster carers come from all walks of life and from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. People from a variety of backgrounds can apply to foster, regardless of their marital status or sexuality.

To find out more about fostering, visit the website at www.westsussex.gov.uk/fostering or call 0330 222 7775.