Dudley’s first Fostering Friday is nearly here!  

Fostering FridayDudley borough’s first ever Fostering Friday drop in session is happening this week! Dudley Council’s fostering service will launch their new drop in sessions this Friday, giving people a chance to find out more about becoming a foster carer.

Foster Care Fortnight is the Fostering Network’s annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering. It is the UK’s biggest foster carer recruitment campaign.

The ‘Fostering Friday’ sessions kick off during foster care fortnight which started Monday June 1, and calls on people to make a connection with fostering.

Anyone interested in fostering can attend one of the new drop in sessions which are being held every Friday starting Friday June 5, at Flipside House from 1pm to 4pm.

The sessions are a great opportunity for people to have an informal chat and find out if fostering might be right for them.

People can also get involved in fostering fortnight by spreading the word that Dudley needs new foster carers and encouraging anyone they know who may be interested in fostering to come along on Fostering Friday.

Councillor Ian Cooper, cabinet member for Children’s services, said:

“These sessions are really important to give people the opportunity to find out about fostering. It’s a great chance to have an informal chat face-to-face with a member of the fostering team who can answer any questions people have.

“For Dudley’s foster carers, fostering really is the best job in the world and some of our carers will also be attending the sessions so people can find out what it’s really like from them.

“No one has to make a commitment when they attend, we’d just really like to hear from people who think they can offer a great home to the borough’s looked after children.”

People can find out more about the drop in sessions and fostering by emailing fosteringrecruitment@dudley.gov.uk  or visiting www.dudley.gov.uk/fostering or calling the service on 01384 815833.