Flying the flag for Rotherham's community superheroes!

Published Tuesday, 23rd June 2015
Fostering superheroes
Fostering superheroes: Foster carers and workers

Rotherham’s very own superheroes have flown in to celebrate and promote the role of fostering in Rotherham.

Foster carers and foster children joined in the party fun at Sunnyside Community Centre, which was the culmination of two weeks of events to mark Foster Care Fortnight.

This year’s campaign saw Rotherham Council's Fostering Service taking to the road in a vintage bus with a series of roadshows. Foster carers were on hand to tell people about their role and give guidance on how to join the borough's dedicated team of foster carers. 

In supporting fostering families, the Council’s Fostering Service holds a calendar of events throughout the year where fostered children can enjoy and participate in a range of cultural, recreational, sporting and life enhancing activities.

The super hero themed party included face painting and party games with Rother FM’s very own DJ Joe Beardsall providing the music.

Deputy Leader Cllr Gordon Watson said: “Rotherham foster carers are committed to providing a home to meet the needs of our most vulnerable children. Foster carers really are the true community super heroes, so a super hero-themed party couldn’t have been a more fitting celebration for Foster Care Fortnight.

“The party gave foster carers the opportunity to support each other, as well as share knowledge and skills, and for the children to have fun. It was an honour to chat to carers and see what an important contribution they make, and to see the children enjoying themselves.”

You too could be a ‘Community Hero’; become a Rotherham foster carer and transform a child’s life.

If you think you have the time, energy and space to care for a Rotherham child or young person who needs a foster home, and you would like to join Rotherham’s fostering community, contact the Fostering Recruitment Team.

The team is particularly interested in finding local foster families for sibling groups and children aged over eight years.

Call the Fostering team on 01709 823976image

Find out more on our Fostering pages