Fostering sessions at Aveley and Ockendon

IF you have ever considered fostering or adoption there are two opportunities to find out more from expert Thurrock council staff this month.

A fostering drop-in session is being held at Aveley Public Hall (behind the library) Purfleet Road, Aveley, on Wednesday 26 February – come along for a friendly chat between noon and 3pm or call (Freephone) 0800 652 1256 for more information.

People are needed from all ethnic backgrounds to meet the different needs of local children and at present there is a shortage of black African foster carers – carers are also needed for teenagers and sibling groups.

The team will be able to answer questions on the process, training and support offered as well as on types of payment, which are no less than £267 a week.

And an adoption session is scheduled for Tuesday, 25 February, between 5pm and 8pm at the Culver Centre, Daiglen Drive, South Ockendon where the council’s team will be there to answer any questions and explain what is involved.

You can also call 01375 652 618 or email social.care@thurock.co.uk www.thurrock.gov.uk/adoption

You do not have to live in Thurrock to be assessed by the council which is looking for people living within easy travelling distance of the borough who are interested in exploring for themselves whether they have the qualities needed – coupled with the desire to have their lives changed forever.

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