Foster Care Fortnight

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Make your ordinary, a child’s extraordinary: more foster carers are urgently needed in Surrey 

To address the urgent need for foster carers, Surrey County Council is launching a myth-busting campaign to encourage residents not to rule out fostering. The campaign, “making your ordinary, their extraordinary” explains that the eligibility criteria is reflective of modern households and it’s the everyday activities like walking, talking and cooking that have the most impact on … Continue reading

Surrey County Council calls for more foster carers as Foster Care Fortnight begins

Surrey County Council are proud to support ‘Foster Care Fortnight’ and will be looking to use the campaign to recruit more foster families in the county to help transform children’s lives. Foster Care Fortnight runs from 10th – 23rd May 2021, and aims to showcase the commitment, dedication and passion of foster carers. Surrey currently … Continue reading

AUDIO: As Foster Care Fortnight gets underway, BBC Surrey talks to a foster carer about her experiences

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 Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey.  

VIDEO: Foster families back call for 100 more foster carers in 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

IN PICTURES: Surrey foster carers share their favourite fostering moments

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

Surrey couple foster 269 children

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

Foster mum backs push to find more foster carers in Surrey

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

Surrey leader writes for MJ about growing up in care

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

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 … Continue reading

Chelsea youngsters achieving football dream thanks to foster mum’s help

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


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