June 2015 news

Firstly,many congratulations to our M.P.,all local ,District and Parish Councillors who won seats last month-well done!

Suffolk's Fostering Fortnight runs until 14th June

SCC’s fostering team is inviting members of the community to make a connection to fostering, raise awareness and have a conversation about the opportunities for foster care.

During this year’s Fostering Fortnight, which runs until 14th June, Suffolk the county council’s fostering team will be touring the county, making connections and searching for people who could help care for a Suffolk child. To help kick start these conversations, the team are visiting areas of Ipswich, Bury, Lowestoft, Halesworth and Felixstowe to deliver a series of events for current and potential carers. Over 700 children are in care in Suffolk, with 400 over the age of 10. They need someone who can understand what they have been through, look at the world through their eyes and provide warmth, consistency and emotional support. If you are looking for a new challenge and have patience and compassion, you could provide a child with the secure home life they need to thrive and achieve. Potential foster carers need to complete a preparation course and undertake an assessment which takes around four months. You can start the process today by calling the number below or completing the form on our website. To find out more, visit: dreams.suffolk.gov.uk    Call: 01473 264800  E-mail: fosteranddadopt@suffolk.gov.uk or Search: Suffolkchild

Children in need of fostering are some of the most vulnerable young people in our county. Foster carers do a wonderful job to provide support and a loving, stable home to young people. Anyone interested, or who knows someone who may be interested, is very much encouraged to come forward and find out more about this hugely valuable and rewarding work.

Graduate programme recruitment now open

SCC is now recruiting for twelve placements in the 2015 graduate programme, as part of Raising the Bar.

The new programme being launched this year allows graduates to apply for specific posts within the county council which sit in line with their career choices. The programme offers 18-month placements across a range of areas and services and provides opportunities to begin a career in the public sector, in an area of work that the graduate has an interest in. The graduates will be part of a network of like-minded people which will provide support and benefit to those starting out in their careers. The programme presents opportunities to gain experiences in front line, strategic and partnership working, offering wider learning and development opportunities to support personal and professional development. For information on the placements available visit: www.risinghighsuffolk.org.uk/graduates

Getting that first foot on the career ladder can be the most difficult. We are determined to play our part in helping young people across Suffolk make that first step. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in a career in local government, or indeed, in the public sector generally.