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Make fostering your new year’s resolution

Why not make a new year’s resolution that will change a child or young person’s life? The Family Placement Team would love to meet you if you have the time and commitment to provide much-needed help to local children. You’re invited to find out more about fostering at an Information Evening on Tuesday 12 January  from […]

Foster carers support one another

Foster carers have the opportunity to share their own experiences and learn from one another in a friendly and informal setting. The Foster Carers Support Group has been reformed to give carers an arena to discuss any issues, no matter how large or small. Each session focuses on different aspects of caring for children and […]

Informing Carers and Adopters at our Education Conference

More than 60 carers and adopters have benefitted from a day of innovative and inspirational workshops at this year’s Education Conference. The annual event, which is held in conjunction with Bath and North East Somerset Council, included a range of workshops to inform and educate. Carers and Adopters got to find out more about specialist […]

Children in care recognised for achievements

Children in care from across South Gloucestershire have been recognised for overcoming difficult circumstances to achieve personal success. A special awards night was organised by South Gloucestershire Council to celebrate the outstanding achievements of more than 100 children and young people in care. Children aged 5 to 18 were the stars of the night as […]

Telling Royalty about Share the Care

It’s not every day that the Royal family get to hear what it’s like to be a respite carer for South Gloucestershire Council. But that’s exactly what happened when Liz and Phil Knight came face-to-face with the Countess of Wessex. They were determined to tell her about their roles as Share the Care short break […]

Fostering interest

Potential foster carers from across South Gloucestershire have taken the first step towards providing loving homes for children in care. Almost 20 people came along to our fostering information evening on 08 September to find out more about the different types of fostering and to have their questions answered. The event saw 18 people from […]

Being a foster carer is ‘very rewarding’

Foster carer Margaret Williams uses her hands to proudly reel off the names of the children she has welcomed into her home. But the 60-year-old great grandmother jokes that she “always runs out of fingers” as she has fostered more than 13 children over nearly ten years. Margaret remembers the names – and the smiles […]

Foster Care Information Evening

Find out more about fostering in South Gloucestershire at our Foster Care Information Evening on Tuesday 8 September, 7-9pm at the Badminton Road office in Yate. call 0800 206 1443 or email:

Foster Care Fortnight Information Evening

Foster care means being there… If you have been thinking about fostering and would consider fostering older children, teenagers or siblings, come along to our Foster Care Fortnight Information Evening on Wednesday 10 June. Find out more