As part of Foster Care Fortnight, Signature Living the Liverpool based property developer and hoteliers are to host a search for Future Foster Carers across Merseyside by hosting a recruitment evening “Could you be the difference” in the Cunard Building on Monday 14th May from 5pm-7pm.
The drop-in event – which is being hosted by Signature Living in partnership with Liverpool City Council – will be attended by Children’s services staff and foster carers who will be on hand to talk first hand to prospective foster carers about caring for a child.
The event forms part of Foster Care Fortnight during which the city’s foster care recruitment team will be out and about at two locations in the city every day with information about being a foster carer.
The event also aims to de bunk many of the myths around foster caring which previously may have put off potential foster carers. Foster caring is open to anyone over the age of 21 with no upper age limit and no barriers to race or sexual orientation. The LGBT community and ethnic groups are actively encouraged to come forward as potential foster carers. Liverpool is a diverse city which needs carers from all backgrounds to come forward and care for its children.
Lawrence Kenwright Chairman of Signature Living said;
“Within Signature Living as a company we attach a great deal of importance in supporting social care issues in our great city. We have a very strong community and social responsibility ethos. Both myself and Katie my wife are passionate about supporting those less fortunate than ourselves, whether that be the homeless or those children who are vulnerable and in need of care.
Without a solid foundation in childhood they risk reaching adulthood with various social issues lacking in confidence, education, self-esteem, mental health, drug issues and homelessness. It is absolutely critical that we get it right at the earliest stage and give the children of our future every opportunity to fulfil their lives and we fully support this initiative of Foster Care Week.”
For more information on Foster Caring In Liverpool please go to www.fostering.liverpool.gov.uk