Author Archives: South Gloucestershire Council

Campaign shares stories of foster carers to find more loving homes for children in care

To coincide with National Storytelling Week (29 Jan to 5 Feb), South Gloucestershire Council has launched a campaign to recruit new foster carers and find loving homes for children and young people in care. National Storytelling Week is The Society for Storytelling’s annual campaign to celebrate the power of stories, so foster carers and members […]

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 […]

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 […]