Diagrama Foundation is asking people in Kent to consider choosing a career that makes a difference to children’s lives. With many children in care urgently requiring foster placement the charity will host a free fostering event at the Maidstone Community Support Centre on 22 June. At the event people looking for a rewarding career can find out more about foster care.
The charity is an agency member of New Family Social. This allows any LGBTQ+ people who foster with Diagrama to apply to access a Gold membership free of charge.
Kate Patel, Diagrama Foundation's Head of Adoption and Fostering, said: 'There's a pressing need for additional foster carers for the children in care in Kent. We'd love to meet with anyone who perhaps previously considered fostering but never pursued it, or is looking for a new and rewarding career where they'll make a difference.
'Those who foster with us can be assured that they are in very safe hands. Not only do we provide 24/7 support but we're thrilled that our recent Ofsted report rated our service as GOOD. It highlighted that ‘Children say that they feel safe and well cared for by their foster carers’. It also said that "Children and foster carers benefit from the expertise that the leadership and management team bring in the areas of child placement, social work with children and families, and safeguarding".'
The informal Diagrama drop-in fostering event will take place at Maidstone Community Support Centre on 22 June between 11am and 2pm. Those attending can meet and talk with members of the fostering team as well as carers employed by the charity.
Foster Carers need to be aged over 21 and must have a spare bedroom in their home. They can be retired, working full or part time, single or married and from any race or cultural background. No experience of having children is necessary as the charity provides full training.
Diagrama foster carers receive a minimum of £415 per week per child.
To find out more visit Diagrama's website or call 0800 802 1910