Fostering events

We host a variety of local events across the borough that are easy for our foster carers to access to find out information, have a chat with our team and connect with other foster carers.

We also offer training events to prepare you for fostering and to support you through your journey as a foster carer. These are often blocks of learning where you will be required to attend all dates. For more information please speak to our Fostering team, email fostering@telford.gov.uk or call us on 01952 387387.

Come and see us at some of the local shows we attend:


 

Fostering information events

This table displays the details for all fostering information events.
Date Time Location Booking
Thursday 11 July 6pm - 7.30pm Ketley Community Centre No booking required
Wednesday 7 August 2024 7pm and 8pm Online Visit the Eventbrite website to book your place on the Fostering Information event.
Thursday 22 August 2024 6pm - 7.30pm Ketley Community Centre No booking required.

 

Drop-in events

This table displays the details for all drop-in events.
Date Time Location Booking
Friday 19 July 2024 10am to 12noon Newport Library No booking required.
Tuesday 23 July 2024 11am to 1pm Wellington Library No booking required
Friday 26 July 2024 10am to 12pm Costa Coffee, Wrekin Retail Park  No booking required

 

Family events

The Newport Show

This table displays the details for the armed forces family fun day.
Date Time Location Booking
Saturday 13 July 2024 8am - 8pm Chetwynd Deer Park Visit the Chetwynd Deer Park website to book tickets for the Newport Show.

The Balloon Fiesta

This table displays the details for the Newport Show.
Date Time Location Booking
Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August 2024 12pm - 6pm Telford Town Park No booking necessary

 

Skills to Foster training course

Skills to Foster training is an opportunity to find out more about fostering and is designed to prepare you for the role of fostering before you apply.

We will have an intial conversation with you and arrange to visit your home before you start the course, to answer any questions you may have. 

Course location

A central location in Telford.  

Course duration

We deliver Skills to Foster training in person over:

  • two consecutive Saturdays between 9am and 2pm
  • or two consecutive weekdays between 9.30am and 2.30pm.

Please note you need to attend both daytime events. If you are applying as a couple, you will both need to attend all sessions.

Visit the Eventbrite website to book your place on the Skills to Foster training course


 
Are you considering fostering a local child for Telford & Wrekin?
Take the next step to start your fostering journey today, and book a place on the Skills to Foster training course!