June is Pride month and the celebrations continue into July with many events taking place in London. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and the theme is Pride Jubilee. Ealing Council positively welcomes foster carers and adopters from the LGBT community. Please contact us to find out more or come along to one of our upcoming information sessions.
We hosted a special fostering information session including a screening of the film ‘Instant Family’ on Monday 10 June in Ealing Town Hall. As well as the film we had popcorn, nachos and lots of information. We also held a question and answer session with some of our foster carers and the fostering team. The event was a big success and was well received by everyone who attended.
Foster Care Fortnight, organised by The Fostering Network, took place 13-26 May 2019 and the theme this year was ‘Change a Future’. We spent the fortnight promoting fostering to the local community to increase awareness and to encourage more people to consider becoming a foster carer for Ealing.
We hosted a special adoption information session on Thursday 9 May. This was the first joint information session for the upcoming regional adoption agency – London West. The local authorities working together are Ealing, Hounslow, Brent and Hammersmith and Fulham. 25 people attended the event and it was a great opportunity for them to find out more about the process; the children who need adoptive families, and to hear from people who had already adopted.