Currently: Fostering engagement officer
Highest qualification: Bachelors (BA, BSc)
Interests: Foster care
I would like to be added to your database of speakers, offering variable lengths of talks on the subject of foster care in Dorset.
My colleague and I have been tasked with raising awareness of the need for foster carers in Dorset and dispelling some of the myths around the paid vocation. My colleague Jo is a foster carer herself, and gives a very entertaining and absorbing presentation. Audiences are often pleasantly surprised at how interesting our talks are!
The county needs many more foster carers to care for a rising number of cared for children and we’ve been asked to encourage people to sign up as foster carers directly to the county council, as independent fostering agencies cost Dorset Council a huge amount of money.
Jo is able to give talks lasting 20 minutes, 40 minutes, an hour – whatever people can give her. We have recently given talks to social and business groups, and they have all gone very well – people tend to be surprised at how much they learn.
We can also do talks at short notice, say if groups are let down at the last minute and need to fill a slot.
With grateful thanks
My number is 07460 205033
To book a talk, call 07387 269779