Author Archives: Editor

Be that person who cares

There are children in South Gloucestershire in need of love, care and support. Could you be there for them? We are looking for people from all walks of life who have the time, energy, space and flexibility to help children and young people who have had a difficult start in life. Find out more about […]

Children in Care put council leaders on the spot

It’s not every day children in care come face-to-face with the decision-makers at South Gloucestershire Council. But that is exactly what happened when members of the Children in Care Council (CiCC) got to meet Director for Children, Adults & Health Peter Murphy & Head of Integrated Children’s Services Sonya Miller. The six children and young […]

Foster carers welcome teenage asylum seeker to the UK

A 16-year-old asylum seeker has thanked foster carers for coming to his rescue after spending three days crammed in the back of a lorry. The teenager couldn’t speak any English and had no idea where he was when he was dumped by the side of a motorway in South Gloucestershire. He had been separated from […]

Fostering information evening on 20 September 2016

Put your spare bedroom to good use We’re looking for people who have the time and space to open up their home to a child or young person. You’re invited to find out more about fostering at an Information Evening on Tuesday, September 20 from 7pm to 9pm at South Gloucestershire Council’s Badminton Road offices […]

Taking the first step to fostering

People from across South Gloucestershire came along to an information evening to get a realistic picture of what fostering involves. The 19 people from 9 households were from all walks of life, including singles, couples and families. The one thing that brought them together was an interest in being there for children who’d had a […]