Monmouthshire County Council has provided a new opportunity for people interested in fostering to enjoy an informal introductory chat.  The Fostering 5 service is available each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm and Thursday from 7pm to 8pm and it can be accessed by booking time with a member of the council’s fostering team who will contact those applying with a phone or video call.

Fostering 5 offers the chance of a friendly five-minute dialogue but each booking can be extended to 20 minutes if necessary.  To book a slot log on to:

Councillor Penny Jones, Monmouthshire’s cabinet member with responsibility for fostering said: “Our new Fostering 5 service will provide you with information, options and answers quickly and informally with no obligations if you have ever thought about fostering.  Fostering 5 can guide you to the gateway which could make all the difference to a child’s life.”

For more information, call 01873 735950 or visit