LOCALS who have considered becoming a foster carer are being encouraged to attend one of the council’s drop-in events.

The next event will take place at Barnsley Markets on July 18, followed by a number of events at Ladywood Primary School and Wigfield Farm.

A council spokesperson said: “Throughout July our friendly fostering team are running drop-in information sessions.

“If you’ve considered becoming a foster carer, pop along for a chat with the team to find out more about the fostering process, the support in place for foster carers and discover how you can kickstart your journey.”

A full list of the upcoming events can be found on the Barnsley Council website.