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Fostering Information Events

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Find out more about Fostering at our Information Events

If you are thinking about fostering, why not come along to one of our Fostering Information Meetings, meet the team, as well as an experienced foster carer and find out more about fostering with Merton.

We will talk about what fostering is? How the assessment process works, the types of support, training, and payments you'll receive, as well as how fostering could affect your family life and much more.

All you need is a spare bedroom and the willingness to provide a home to a child in need and some childcare experience. We urgently need more foster carers in Merton for teenagers, sibling groups and unaccompanied asylum seeking minors.

As a Merton Foster Carer you could receive up to £514 per week, per child, plus additional grants, 24 hour support, 7 days a week, on-going training and development and much more.

We hold two Fostering Information events per month at Morden Baptist Church, Crown Lane, SM4 5BL. You don't need to book a place and there is free parking at the church for anyone attending the events.

 

Fostering Information Events during 2019:
  

  • 9 January 10.30am
  • 23 January at 6.00pm
  • 6 February at 10.30pm
  • 20 February at 6.00pm
  • 6 March at 10.30am
  • 20 March at 6.00pm
  • 3 April at 10.30am
  • 24 April at 6.00pm
  • 8 April at 10.30am
  • 22 May at 6.00pm
  • 5 June at 10.30am
  • 19 June at 6.00pm
  • 3 July at 10.30am
  • 7 August at 10.30am
  • 11 September at 10.30am
  • 25 September at 10.30am
  • 9 October at 6.00pm
  • 23 October at 6.00pm
  • 6 November at 10.30am
  • 20 November at 6.00pm
      

If you can't make these events, call us now for a friendly chat and to find out more. We can always arrange a time for a social worker to visit your home and discuss fostering with you in more detail, if it it's more convenient.

Tel: 0800 073 0874 or 0208 545 4070 or visit
www.merton.gov.uk/fostering or email fostering@merton.gov.uk