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Fostering events in Surrey

Potential foster carers can find out more about the role at a series of events being held by Surrey County Council. Children’s authors Carolyn Robertson and James Craker will be talking about how their experiences of fostering and adoption influenced their writing in an event at Woking Library on Wednesday 10 May. The free event … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Free training courses for voluntary groups; Fostering events in Surrey

Free training courses for voluntary groups More than 5,700 voluntary, community and faith sector (VCFS) groups are being offered training courses by Surrey County Council. The courses, which are also run by the authority for its own staff, are a mixture of e-learning and classroom based activities and help the VCFS deliver even more support … Continue reading

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

ROUND UP: Fostering event in Surrey; Workshop to divert youngsters from crime; Dementia carers’ coffee mornings

Fostering event in Surrey Potential foster carers can find out more about the role at an event being held this month by Surrey County Council. The open evening at Cranleigh Library will be opened by Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Educational Achievement Linda Kemeny. It will see people who foster, children they look after and … Continue reading

VIDEO: Surrey foster couple awarded MBEs

A Surrey couple who foster children with disabilities and complex health problems have been rewarded for their dedication with MBEs. John and Wendy Palczynski, from Guildford, have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to children and families in Surrey. They have cared for 29 children over 13 years including some with profound … 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

ROUND UP: Have your say on fire safety plan; Fostering events in Surrey

Have your say on fire safety plan People are being invited to have their say on the fire and rescue service’s Public Safety Plan for the county at a series of public meetings. The 10-year plan sets out how firefighters will respond to a greater number and wider range of call-outs while also making efficiency … Continue reading

Round up: Fostering open evening; Libraries celebrates science week

Fostering open evening An event to help find more foster carers in Surrey is being held by the county council. The open evening, which takes place on Monday 29 February, will give people the chance to find out more about what fostering is like. Those interested in attending the event, which runs from 7-9pm at … Continue reading

Surrey County Council becomes a fostering friendly employer

A Surrey County Council highways worker who fosters child asylum-seekers has welcomed the authority becoming a fostering friendly employer. Mark Davies will get more help to balance his work and caring responsibilities now the county council has begun formally recognising the needs of staff who give a loving home to vulnerable children. Mr Davies, of … 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

Foster carers clock up 1,600 years of experience

As fostering fortnight got into full swing, Surrey County Council revealed that its 250 carers have more than 1,600 years of experience between them. Surrey fostering in figures: 1,601 – years of experience carers have clocked up 644 – children currently being looked after 236 – families caring for children 14 – specialist carers. In addition, there are 77 relatives … 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

Surrey tests new national approach to fostering

Surrey County Council is one of six organisations nationally to test a new approach to helping children in care. The authority is testing a new system for the Fostering Network that focuses on supporting carers to help children in care build positive relationships. For the full details, follow this link to the Fostering Network’s press … 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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