Tue, 03 Oct|
Let's Talk IRL: Meeting the Needs of Children From Diverse Backgrounds
Time & Location
03 Oct, 19:00 – 20:30
Belfast, 230b Belmont Rd, Belfast BT4 2AW, UK
About the event
Within Barnardo’s Fostering NI service, 25% of the children in our care come from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, including those with Eastern European heritage or from the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.
During this in-person meeting, we will discuss the ways we are aiming to meet the needs of BAME children and young people in our care. We’ll be reflecting on cultural competence in the context of fostering at a time when we are managing a shortfall in carers from diverse backgrounds.
We will discuss the kinds of fostering we offer: short term, long term and fostering-to-adopt. We will also be talking about the kinds of children we find placements for, the application process and the support you can expect along the way.
We need foster carers and adopters from all walks of life so that when a child comes to our service, we can find the right family for them.