Fostering at heart of local communities

2:57pm - 11 May 2022

Foster carers provide a vital service in the heart of our communities – ensuring children are cared for and supported to thrive.

Foster Care Fortnight is now on and runs until Sunday 22 May.

We’re celebrating the strength and resilience of fostering communities, highlighting the great work of our current foster carers as well as hosting events and activities to inspire more people to step forward and become foster carers themselves.

Tomorrow (Saturday), a Fostering Walk takes place in Clevedon.

It will be attended by the fostering team, officers from our children’s services, carers, and children and young people themselves, but everyone is invited to join in.

It starts at Salthouse Fields car park at 11am and will finish at the pier.

Other events are also taking place if you want to find out more about fostering.

There will be an online information event on Zoom next Wednesday (18 May), or you can speak to the team in-person at Clevedon Market, in Queen’s Square, from 9am-4pm on Thursday 19 or eat:Clevedon food festival, from 10am-4pm, on Saturday 21 May.

Here in North Somerset we have an ongoing need for more foster carers, particularly those who could care for children aged 11 and over, or brother and sister groups so the siblings can stay together.

Our social media pages are updated regularly so keep an eye on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

More information is also available on our website.