Havering marks Foster Care Fortnight

Published: Friday, 10 May 2019

Havering Council's foster care team will be in the community seeking new foster carers

Havering Council is joining Foster Care Fortnight, a national campaign running from 13 to 26 May to recruit new foster carers. 

Residents are being encouraged to come along and meet members of our team at a series of events across the borough.

They will meet people who are currently foster carers to find out first-hand what’s involved in becoming a foster carer in Havering.

Councillor Robert Benham, Havering’s Cabinet member for Education, Children and Families, said:

“We’re on a drive to find more people who are willing to open their homes and their hearts to children who need a stable and loving environment.

“Being a foster carer is one of the most rewarding things a person can do, and our team will be out and about speaking to residents about the difference that they can make to a young person’s life.”

We look forward to meeting you at the following venues throughout May.

  • Monday 13 - Havering Town Hall, Romford, 10am-1pm
  • Tuesday 14 - North Romford Community Centre, 10am-12.30pm
  • Friday 17 - Hornchurch Library, 2-5pm 
  • Saturday 18 - Park Run, Raphael Park, Romford, 9-10.30am 
  • Tuesday 21 - Harold Hill Library, 3-5pm
  • Wednesday 22 - Tesco Roneo Corner, 2-7pm
  • Thursday 23 - Rainham Marshes, 10am-1pm and Tesco Rainham, 2-7pm
  • Friday 24 - Fostering Bus, Romford Market, 12noon-5pm
  • Saturday 25 - Romford Liberty Centre 10am-3pm and Park Run, Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch, 9-10.30am 
  • Sunday 26 - Sapphire & Ice Leisure Centre, Romford, 9.30am-1pm

Or visit the team on the first Thursday of each month from 6-7.30pm at Romford Town Hall.

If you would prefer to speak directly to someone before that time please email fostering@havering.gov.uk or call 01708 434574.