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New fostering recruitment coffee mornings come to Ashton

People interested in fostering can find out more at a series of informal and friendly coffee mornings.

The coffee mornings, hosted by Tameside Council’s fostering team, will be held on Thursday 6 June, 1 August and 3 October from 10am till 12pm at Ashton Old Library, Room 3.

Foster carers provide safe, secure and loving homes for children and young people who cannot live with their parents.

By choosing to foster with Tameside Council, it will help to keep children and young people in their local communities and close to existing support systems in some of the most unsettling times in their lives.

Tameside Council’s fostering service is not for profit, and the priority is the welfare of the children and young people.

There is no typical foster carer and Tameside Council welcome applicants from all backgrounds, nationalities, religions, genders and ages.

The criteria to apply is to be aged 21 or over, have a spare room in your property, and to be able to provide a safe and loving home.

These children simply are in need of carers who can offer them stability and routine, and help them achieve their goals and make a positive impact on their lives.

As a foster carer, it provides the chance to make a real difference to a child or young person’s life and help them realise their potential in both family and school settings. 

Tameside Council offer full training and support throughout the entire process, to read more on this click here.

Tameside Council Deputy Executive Leader Cllr Bill Fairfoull, who is responsible for children and families, said: “Fostering is such a rewarding experience for all, as it makes such a difference to the lives of the children you are caring for.

“By providing such vital support to young people you are giving them the best start in life.

“Our Tameside foster carers do such an excellent job, so if you would like to join the team please don’t hesitate to get in touch.”

If you’re ready to enquire today, fill out our online enquiry form and a member of the fostering team will get back to you within two working days.

Or you can contact the fostering team by calling 0161 342 2342 or fosteringenquiries@tameside.gov.uk or visit www.tameside.gov.uk/fostering.

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