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County Hall, Matlock.

County Hall, Matlock.

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Derbyshie County Council is to hold an event to appeal to anyone who could consider fostering. Anyone who could help the county’s children are urged to join an informative evening on May 21, to meet other foster carers and hear how they can help children who, for one reason or other, can’t be looked after by their birth families.

Foster carers need to be least 21 years old, they can be single, married, in a civil partnership or in a same sex-relationship and the county council welcomes people from all backgrounds to learn more at the “Talk Fostering Event” at County Hall, Matlock, committee room one, 5pm-7pm.

Councillor Kevin Gillott, Cabinet Member for Children and Young people, said: “This is a rewarding role for people who enjoy being part of a family. We want to help young people in care reach their full potential. Foster carers are central to this. Please drop in and have a chat with us.”

It’s an informal opportunity to speak to foster carers and social workers. Anyone can drop in and people are welcome to bring the family. Appointments are not necessary but if anyone wants to talk to us they can call 0800 083 77 44.

For more information about fostering in Derbyshire visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/fostering