Author Archives: South Gloucestershire Council

Sue and Brian’s Fostering Story

Almondsbury based carers, Sue and Brian, have only one regret about their fostering career – they wish they’d started it earlier.  They originally thought age might be a barrier for them, but realised that life experience was valued – they’ve now looked after 12 children and have enjoyed every minute of it.  Sue said: “For […]

Share the care, make a difference

Share the Care (previously Family Link) carers provide regular short breaks to disabled children or young people including those with learning difficulties, autism and physical impairments. This type of fostering offers a long term relationship with a child or young person and their family. This scheme suits people who can offer short breaks and who […]

Who can foster?

There is no ‘typical’ or ‘standard’ foster carer – each fostering household is unique and valuable. Just as there is diversity in our children in care, our foster carers need to come from a variety of backgrounds and have different life experiences, skills and qualities to help meet the needs of our children and young […]

Who needs fostering?

Any child who cannot be cared for by their own family. Foster care provides children with a safe, stable, loving home at a time when their own family are unable to.  Sometimes children need fostering because their parents have asked for help from the Local Authority to look after them for a short period of time […]