Fire + Fostering event for ‘Pioneering’ people

If you work for the police, fire or ambulance services, or in health, education, a local authority or charity – and would consider fostering a child in need – Somerset County Council has an important date for your diary.

The Council is teaming up with Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service to host a fostering information event especially for past or present public and voluntary sector workers. The event is from 7pm to 9pm on Thursday 22 September at Taunton Fire Station.

Research by the national Fostering Network charity indicates that many public and voluntary sector workers hold the same ‘Pioneer’ values as Foster Carers. A quarter (24.7%) of Somerset employees work in the public sector*, and particularly in Sedgemoor and Taunton Deane.

To register your interest or book a place at this event, phone 0800 587 9900 or email Taunton Station is located on Lisieux Way, Taunton TA1 2HU. The event will be held in the community room, and parking will be available at the YMCA opposite.

Find out more about Fostering in Somerset by visiting