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National fostering film project launches in South Gloucestershire

Fostering services across the country are joining together for the national release of a new short film commissioned by the largest collaboration of local councils and children’s trusts from all over England. The unique film project, developed by the West Midlands Regional Fostering Recruitment Forum is now working with councils around the country who have […]

South Gloucestershire Council is looking for young people to become Young Ambassadors today…

At South Gloucestershire Council like any parent, we want the best for the children and young people who we act as corporate guardian for. We want to work alongside young people with first-hand experience of being in care. Join our team of Young Ambassadors to help deliver positive change. We asked EPIC (Experienced Panel In […]

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 […]