Protecting vulnerable children, Young people

Carers foster 250 children

Bringing up a child can be a challenging task but as Foster Care Fortnight gets under way Graham and Pam Cribb reveal they have spent almost 40 years looking after 250 young people.

The couple are currently fostering five children aged five to 11 for Surrey County Council.

Father-of-three Graham said: “We love it when children bond and become part of the family. It’s about relaxing them and doing things they enjoy.”

Mary Angell, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Families, said: “Caring for the vulnerable is at the heart of the council’s work and Graham and Pam are fantastic examples of the great job our foster carers do. But we’re always keen to find more to help children who haven’t had the best start look forward to a brighter future.”

Every year in Surrey, around 800 children and young people need a family to look after them when they come into care.

More information about fostering can be found on the council’s website.

To find out more about Foster Care Fortnight visit the Fostering Network website.

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