Mansfield Library is holding a fostering information evening

To find out more about fostering, head down to Workop Library on Thursday, November 26
To find out more about fostering, head down to Workop Library on Thursday, November 26

Nottinghamshire County Council is giving advice to people considering fostering at Mansfield Library, on Thursday, November 19 6.30-8.30pm.

The Council is looking for people who could become foster carers and wants to dispel the myth that you have to be super human to foster.

There are 730 children in Nottinghamshire in need of stable and loving foster homes. In fact, on average one Nottinghamshire child comes into care every day.

Jayne Austin, service manager for fostering, said: “There’s no one kind of person who can become a foster carer. We assess everyone on their merits; age, sexuality or gender is not a barrier.

“If you’ve ever had a feeling that one day you’d like to foster then perhaps now you could make this a reality and find out more.”

The Council is hoping to attract people who could offer a home to children aged 11 plus and sibling groups.

Jayne added: “If you’re loving, patient and could make a commitment to caring for a young person you could be a great foster carer.

“We have a fantastic support system in place which includes putting you in touch with local foster carers who can offer plenty of advice and share their knowledge and experience.”

For more information or to attend the evening email fostering@nottscc.gov.uk or call 01623 520 260.