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This Foster Care Fortnight (15th-28th May 2023), people across Monmouthshire have come together to show their support for fostering. Local traders, construction workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and more, joined Monmouthshire’s cabinet member for social care and people from Monmouthshire’s children’s services team to show how important fostering is.

Kind, caring people are being encouraged to consider fostering with their not-for-profit local authority so children can remain in their local area, be close to their friends and family and remain in their school wherever possible. This is so important to help children and young people retain their sense of identity during a time of transition. It keeps them connected and helps to build stability and confidence.

Cllr. Tudor Thomas, cabinet member for social care said: “This foster care fortnight, we’re linking up across Monmouthshire to show our support for fostering. I would like to thank all of our foster carers – you all make such a difference to local children, your dedication is incredible. If you are considering fostering please contact us or come along to one of our local events that are taking place across Monmouthshire this foster care fortnight”

Events are being held across Monmouthshire:

  • Monday 15th May Caldicot Community Hub 10am-1pm and ASDA Caldicot 2pm-5pm
  • Tuesday 16th May Chepstow Community Hub 10am-2pm and Chepstow Tourist Information Centre 2.30pm-4pm
  • Thursday 18th May Waitrose Abergavenny 10am-3pm
  • Monday 22nd May Monmouth Community Hub 10am-4pm
  • Tuesday 23rd May Gilwern Community Hub 10am–3pm (closed for lunch 1pm-1.30pm)
  • Wednesday 24th May Usk Community Hub 10am-2pm
  • Thursday 25th May Abergavenny Community hub10am–3pm (closed for lunch 1pm-2pm), Abergavenny night street market5pm-9pm
  • Saturday 27th/28th May Devauden Music Festival, Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 10am-2pm

Find out more and contact the team: Fostering in Monmouthshire | Foster Wales Monmouthshire