As Foster Care Fortnight gets underway, Cindy, a Surrey foster carer, tells BBC Surrey about the rewards of fostering. To find out more about fostering, visit Surrey County Council’s website, call 0800 096 9626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey.
Foster families are backing a push to recruit 100 more foster carers to help transform children’s lives in Surrey. Alison, of Walton-on-Thames, has fostered more than 50 children over the past 12 years. She said: “Get in touch and find out if fostering is for you. Seeing the difference you can make to young people … Continue reading
Every 20 minutes a child comes into care in England and more foster carers are needed to give them a loving home. With Foster Care Fortnight getting underway today, 25 Surrey foster carers have shared their favourite 20 minutes of fostering last year. To find out more about fostering in Surrey, visit Surrey County Council’s … Continue reading
A Surrey couple who have cared for 269 children over 40 years are among the country’s busiest foster carers. With Foster Care Fortnight getting underway on Monday, Pam and Graham are appealing to others to open their homes and hearts to children who need a family to look after them. The Farnham couple, who have … Continue reading
A mum who has fostered a 15-year-old is appealing to others to offer a loving home to a teenager who needs one. As Foster Care Fortnight gets underway, Vicky is urging would-be foster families to consider opening their homes to teenagers as well as babies and younger children. She says her experience of fostering a … Continue reading
As foster care fortnight headed towards its second week, the MJ published an article by Surrey County Council leader David Hodge about his experiences of growing up in care. Story that appeared in the MJ: With my background, looking after vulnerable children has personal importance for me. I was brought up in an orphanage in the … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
As Chelsea prepare for Saturday’s Champions League final, two of the club’s young players talk about how they are achieving their football dream thanks to the help of their foster mum. With Foster Care Fortnight kicking off (14 May) in the same week Chelsea play Bayern Munich in the European final, Peter and Joe explain how 42-year-old … Continue reading