Local fostering agency is holding virtual information session to encourage more foster parents to come forward

Tue 29th June 2021
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A local fostering agency is reaching out to individuals and families who are interested in becoming foster parents, by holding a virtual information session.

According to The Fostering Network, every 20 minutes another child comes into care in need of a foster family in the UK. Every day there are about 65,000 children living with 55,000 foster families.

Prior to the pandemic, to encourage more individuals to consider fostering, Orange Grove would host regular drop-in events where members of the local community could come into a safe and relaxed environment and speak with the team to find out more information about fostering.

Now, to ensure people can still discover more about life as a foster parent in a non-pressurised environment, Orange Grove are launching their first ‘Introduction to Fostering’ information session which is set to take place on Wednesday 7th July, where individuals and families will be invited to join the team on Microsoft Teams at 7pm.

Craig Clark, Registered Manager at Orange Grove, commented; “There are thousands of children who are in need of a secure and loving environment to thrive in, and at Orange Grove, we want to be able to ensure that anyone and everyone out there who is interested in fostering feels comfortable to come forward and find out more about the role and what it involves.

“Fostering children is a very special, professional role and foster parents receive support through every step of their journey, so these virtual sessions are designed to provide an honest overview of every aspect of the role.

“Children of all ages are in need of love, security and care, so we ask that anyone interested in becoming a vital pillar of support to join us and find out more about what you can do to help.”

During the pandemic, Orange Grove has adapted to provide virtual support to their existing and prospective foster parents with home visits and assessments now being conducted virtually.  

Orange Grove Fostercare is an independent fostering agency which currently takes care of 400 children across the Southeast, Midlands, Northwest, and Yorkshire.

To register your interest for the information session, simply visit: www.orangegrovefostercare.co.uk/resources/events/virtual/7th-july-2021-introduction-to-fostering/

If you would like to find out more about fostering with Orange Grove, please visit https://www.orangegrovefostercare.co.uk/locations/hull/

Just Beverley