FOSTERING INFORMATION SESSIONS

A new way of working in this present climate – online information sessions.

We currently run two online information sessions a month through Microsoft Teams and Facebook Live but for this year’s Foster Care Fortnight we are running bonus Teams sessions: Wednesday May 12 at 10am (follow this link to book: https://bit.ly/May12_10am) and Tuesday,  May 18 at 6pm (https://bit.ly/May18_6pm).  

Our monthly Microsoft Teams sessions are hosted by a team member talking about all things fostering from the process and allowances to what you should expect day to day. They are always joined by an experienced foster carer who talks about their experiences. You can book for the next Teams session through our Eventbrite page.

New Facebook Live sessions are added each month and you can watch them live on our Facebook page. They are a more informal chat often focusing on a particular part opf fostering such as training or types of foster care. You can also view our past sessions through this link: past information sessions

If you have attended or watched our session and are confident you want to move forward with your journey your next step would be to contact the team, 020 7527 7933 or through foster@islington.gov.uk or through the enquiry form link at the top right of the screen. Although now home based the recruitment team are working as usual, so can still answer your questions and help you to get the fostering process underway.

This longer phone discussion with a social worker would look at you and your household make-up, your motivations to foster and also your experiences with looking after children, either through your employment or family relationships. 

After your call, if you and the social worker have agreed we can send you out a more in-depth application form that will tell us a bit more about yourself. If you would like we can also arrange a call from one of our existing foster carers. This will allow you to ask questions and hear from the horse’s mouth what the day-to-day of fostering is really like.