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Surrey foster couple receive MBEs

John and Wendy Palczynski, who foster children with disabilities and complex health problems, have received MBEs from Her Majesty The Queen at Windsor Castle. The couple, from Guildford, have cared for 29 children over 13 years including some with profound multiple disabilities and conditions such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and blindness.They were recognised in the … 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

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

Foster mum backs appeal for more carers

A mum who has been fostering for more than a decade is urging others to give disabled children a loving temporary home. Tina from Guildford has fostered over 40 children, including a 10 year-old girl with learning difficulties, since 2005. Now she is calling on people to throw open their doors either on a short-term … Continue reading

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