“It Takes a Village” Join us for a FREE evening of entertainment and discussion

Does an hour or two of FREE live performance featuring West End talent, poetry and thought-provoking discussion from the comfort of your own home sound good to you?

If so, then why not try a different kind of night in next Thursday (6 August) and join us for “It Takes a Village”, featuring some top class singing and spoken word.

The event is being hosted by our fostering and adoption services. The evening will showcase some top West End talent with first class live performances celebrating black culture. We are then holding a discussion on the experiences of black and dual heritage children who’ve been fostered or adopted – and look at why, sadly, these children have to wait the longest for a loving and safe home.

We need to have the greatest chance of matching any child who needs fostering or adopting with a family that can best meet that child’s needs, providing a stable, safe and caring home.

We need more black and dual heritage carers and adoptive parents who can look after local children from these backgrounds.

Tony Green is Buckinghamshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Youth Provision.

He says: “This is a really important event which will both entertain and inform! We’ll all be able to enjoy some fantastic performances but we also really want to use this event to explore some of the experiences of black and dual heritage children who are fostered and adopted.

We need more black and ethnic minority carers and we want to use the evening to explore any questions that people from these communities might have about fostering or adoption.

There are no barriers to applying to become a foster carer or adoptive parent and we are an incredibly welcoming community. So please join our event to learn more and to see some great performances!”