Brighton & Hove is a vibrant City with a range of communities from many different ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds including, Black British, African Caribbean, African and Asian.
The cultural diversity of Brighton is demonstrated by the fact that Brighton & Hove Interpreting service provides interpreting and translation for more than 80 languages throughout the City.
We strive to recruit foster carers who can respect and value a child’s ethnic and cultural background. At present, we have children from many different backgrounds requiring short or long-term fostering and adoptive families. These children vary in age from babies to teenagers.
To meet the needs of these children we particularly need Black African, Black Caribbean, Mixed Heritage, Irish and Asian carers and well as White British families.
We have been successful in recruiting some carers from the Black communities, but we are keen to recruit more so that we can ensure that Black children who need foster care are placed with families that reflect their ethnicity, heritage and cultural background.
As part of our commitment to recruiting more Black foster carers, we have a specialist worker whose role is to develop links with the Black communities within Brighton and Hove and encourage people to take that first step to find out more about becoming a foster carer.
Her name is Virginia Collison and she is based at the Fostering and Adoption Team, Moulsecoomb Hub South, Hodshrove Lane, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 4SE.
You can contact her on (01273) 295444 or email@example.com.