Fostering in Hillingdon
If you're interested in becoming a foster carer - or know someone who is - , is the perfect chance to find out more about it.
Foster Care Fortnight is a national campaign which raises awareness and understanding about fostering and the positive influence it can have on young people's lives. The campaign hopes to build support for fostering, challenge stigma surrounding children in foster care and encourage more people to come forward to foster.
Hillingdon council's fostering team is looking for people who can provide different types of fostering and is encouraging people to consider fostering or raise awareness among family and friends. You can foster short-term or offer a child respite on weekends or during school breaks.
People from all backgrounds can foster, the minimum age is 25, and a spare bedroom is needed for any child fostered over the age of 2. We support and guide you in the fostering role and you receive a generous allowance, among other benefits.
We are holding 2 information sessions at the Civic Centre on:
- 9th May 2023, from 2-3pm and
- 16th May 2023, from 5-6 pm
There is no need to book, just come to the Civic Centre Main Reception (High Street, Uxbridge) and you will be shown to the meeting room. We will present a short program and a foster carer will be in attendance who can answer any questions you may have.
We are also holding 'drop-in' sessions just outside Waitrose in Ruislip on:
- Friday 19th May and
- Friday 26th May from 9am to 5pm. Stop by and talk to our team members on the day.