Information events, initial visits and preparation courses

For more information about our forthcoming recruitment events, arranging an initial visit and attending a preparation course

Information events

If you would like to talk to some Suffolk Foster Carers and representatives from the Fostering Service more informally, we will be available at the following events:

Location Date
Town Hall, Ipswich Monday 8th September 2014 9am - 4pm
TBC, Lowestoft Tuesday 9th September 2014 
TBC, Bury St Edmunds Wednesday 10th September 2014

If you would like to arrange to call into our main office in Ipswich to discuss fostering in person please call us on 0800 328 2148 or follow us on Facebook to find out about future events.

Preparation courses

Following the home visit, the next stage in the process is to attend our preparation course. This course is broken down into several sessions, held over a couple of weeks, generally including two Saturdays and one evening. Our preparation course will help you decide if fostering is right for you and your family, and to start to learn the skills and information required to help you look after the child you foster.

Dates for this year's preparation courses are as follows:

Preparation course dates and locations 

Location  2014 Dates

Starting: Saturday 13th September (10am - 4pm)

Wednesday 17th September (7pm - 9.30pm)

Ending: Saturday 20th September (10am - 4pm)


Starting: Saturday 4th October (10am - 4pm)

Wednesday 8th October (7pm - 9.30pm)

Ending: Saturday 11th October (10am - 4pm)