Foster Care Open Day-
Report by Social Worker Gre Erasmus
St. Martin’s village is launching a foster care project for children in need by recruiting, supporting and training prospective foster families that are prepared to foster children that have been removed from their families.
We had a foster care open day on 12 November between 3pm and 7pm at the village where we provided information about our programme and foster care, got details of interested persons and arranged the screening of families that came and were interested to become part of the project.
Tea and refreshments were served and it was an informal and friendly way of meeting community members that care and want to help children by providing a safe and secure home for a period of time when the children need it.
Social workers from Child Welfare Society also came to meet some of the families and answer questions.
During the open time we received four families that were eager to become part of the project. Three families were from Newcastle town and one from Madadeni. We plan to have the screening done on 8 January 2020 and send all the screening forms to be registered.
It is good to know that the community is keen to help and also aware of the need for this project and we appreciate the support so much.
Anybody still interested to be screened can contact us (email@example.com) or make an appointment to answer possible questions.