Happy New Year everyone!
Tonight we were pleased to welcome two members of the Southampton Foster Carers team, along with one of their Foster Carers. They provided a fascinating insight to the fostering process, the timescales involved in getting trained as a foster carer (only six months!), how much you get paid, and more importantly the benefits it can bring to individuals and the looked after children in their care. Interestingly, there were more options available for foster carers that you might imagine. Suitable for people just dipping their toes in to help (holiday care, one weekend a month) up to fostering with potential to adopt.
All in all they left us in awe of those who give their time and lives to help vulnerable children.