Foster Care Fortnight, May 14th – 27th

If you’re interested in fostering, now is the time to find out more. During Foster Care Fortnight (14-27 May), Dorset County Council’s fostering team is out and about at a series of drop-in sessions and events across the county.

The team will be answering questions about fostering, as well as raising funds for The Fostering Network, a charity which offers information and support for anyone involved in fostering.

The county council welcomes foster carers from all walks of life, whether single or married and regardless of cultural background or sexual orientation. Eligibility criteria include being over 21 years old and having a spare bedroom. The county council offers its foster carers weekly fees and allowances, and full training and support.

Cllr Steve Butler, County Council cabinet member for safeguarding, said: “We desperately need people in Dorset to look after children of all ages and abilities. Fostering could provide these vulnerable children with safe and caring homes, either for a short period or through to adulthood.

“Our drop-in sessions and events are the ideal opportunity for people to find out more in an informal way without any commitment. So if you think you could make a difference to a child’s life, pop along and chat to our friendly team.”

To find out details of the drop-in sessions and events, visit or call 01305 225568.