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New film explores amazing role of Lambeth foster carers

When you foster a child, you give them a stable family life again, and in addition to being a rewarding and challenging role, you’ll get lots of support and training.

But anyone considering fostering will have lots of questions about what it involves before making a decision about whether to go ahead. That’s why Lambeth Council has brought out a new 15-minute film called ‘Thinking about fostering’.

The film features the experiences of four foster carers, looking at the process of becoming a foster carer, the challenges it entails, the rewards it brings and the support on offer from the perspectives of a single person, a married couple, and a same-sex couple.

It also features a real Lambeth social worker discussing the process of becoming a foster carer and how we support you as part of our dedicated team.

Lambeth Council Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Service, Cllr Pete Robbins, said:

“Giving a child a loving, safe and secure home, helping them to thrive and improving their chances in life, is an amazing and rewarding experience and there are many children that need fostering in Lambeth.

“These children come from all walks of life and range from babies to teenagers. They could need support for a day, a week or a month, but as a foster carer you will look after them until they are ready to go back home, move to a family or live by themselves.”

Anyone can apply to be a foster carer – all you need is a room in your home and some time in your life to provide a child with some stability and care for however long they need it.

Start your fostering journey now by calling 020 7926 8710. The film ‘Thinking about fostering’ can be viewed online at http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/fostering

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