If you would like to talk to a Suffolk Foster Carer and representatives from the Fostering Service more informally, we will be available at the following events:
|Thursday 27th February 2014 12pm - 7pm||MTFC Open Day, Cliff Hotel, Gorleston on Sea, NR31 6DH|
|Wednesday 12 March 2014 11am - 2.30pm||Careers in Health & Wellbeing Fair, UCS, Waterfront Building, 19 Neptune Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1QJ|
|Thursday 13 March 2014 11am - 2.30pm||General Careers Fair, UCS, Waterfront Building, 19 Neptune Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1QJ|
|Thursday 27th March 2014 5pm - 7pm||LGBT Event, Dance East, Jerwood Dance House, Foundry Lane, Ipswich, IP4 1DW|
|Friday 28 March 2014 10am - 3pm||Jobs Fair, Town Hall, Hall Quay, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2PX (For those interested in Zipwire MTFC, we are now recruiting carers interested in fostering younger children aged 7-11 years and / or adolescents aged 12-16 years)|
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.
Once you have made an initial enquiry, and received our information pack, if you would like to proceed you will need to complete the Application Form Part 1 (this will be included in your information pack) and return this to us. On receipt a member of the Fostering Recruitment and Assessment Team will call you to discuss your application to foster in more detail, and if appropriate arrange a home visit with you and any other family members living in your home.
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 five weeks, including two Saturdays and two Wednesday evenings. Our preparation course will help you decide if fostering is right for you and your family, and then learn the skills required to help you look after the child you foster. Dates for this year's preparation courses are as follows:
Starting: Saturday 15 March (10am - 4pm)
Wednesday 19 March (7pm - 9.30pm) and Wednesday 26 March (7pm - 9.30pm)
Ending: Saturday 29 March (10am - 4pm)
Starting: Saturday 26th April (10am - 4pm)
Wednesday 30th April (7pm - 9.30pm) and Wednesday 7th May (7pm - 9.30pm)
Ending: Saturday 10th May (10am - 4pm)