Poem inspired by children in care launches local campaign to recruit more foster carers across South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire Council is launching a new campaign to attract more potential foster carers to come forward throughout the area. Aimee Williams, a Consultant Social Worker with the Council, has written a poem ‘I LAC Nothing’, which is inspired by children in care and care leavers that she has worked with. Aimee’s poem has been […]

“A second Mum to me…”

A Mother’s Day letter to a foster carer This Mother’s Day we celebrate everything our foster carers do for children and young people in care across South Gloucestershire. The words in this letter are real. The young person who wrote the original letter to their foster carer gave us permission to share it anonymously – […]

Could you care for James?

Sometimes, children are unable to return to live with their family and will either be placed with adopters or looked after by foster carers until they reach adulthood. Providing stability, care and support throughout childhood is one of the most rewarding aspects of long term foster care, helping vulnerable children grow into happy and secure […]

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 […]