Fostering People pushes Fife recruitment drive

Can you provide a safe and stable home? (Picture: Tobias Koepe)
Can you provide a safe and stable home? (Picture: Tobias Koepe)

Fostering People is holding a fostering information evening to encourage more people in Fife to support the many children and young people in need of a safe and stable home.

The team will be at the Rothes Halls, Kingdom Shopping Centre, Glenrothes, between 5pm and 7pm on Tuesday, June 16, where people interested in becoming foster carers can learn how to get involved.

Melissa Miller from Fostering People, said: “There is currently a shortage of approximately 750 foster carers in Scotland so we are urging people to find out more about this hugely rewarding career.

“Foster carers come from many different walks of life, but all share the same goal – to provide children and young people with a safe and stable home in which they can thrive. This is something that most of us take for granted, but the commitment of our carers to providing a family home is life-changing for the children in their care.

“We’re looking for adaptable and nurturing individuals who can respond to the needs of different children. Our carers include single people, families with teenagers or couples whose children have grown up and left home. Previous experience of caring for children or young people can be useful, but we provide in-depth training and support to enable our foster carers to provide the highest standards of care.”

Fostering People offers an ongoing training programme for all of its carers, as well as access to its most experienced foster carers who can provide invaluable mentoring advice to help its carers develop their career in caring.

Those who are interested in finding out more about becoming a foster carer with Fostering People can contact 0800 077 8159.