I'm part of a foster family
Here’s what our foster children have to say about our carers...
"I love my foster family so much, because they look after me and are so kind" (Sarah, 11)
"My foster home is perfect, my carers are nice and really kind" (Georgia, 9)
"My carers are helpful, kind, caring and really funny and make me laugh" (Ava, 8)
"When I need to talk to them coz I am worried they help me and listen to me" (Samantha, 8)
"My foster home is warm and my carer gives me lots of hugs and smells nice" (Chloe, 5)
"My foster family are kind, but I'd love a swimming pool in our garden’ " (Suzie,6)
"She's the best woman I've ever met and I hope I'll be something like her when I'm older, she's such an inspiration to me’ " (Rebecca, 16)
And the birth children of our carers...
"There are other children whose parents foster – we enjoy meeting up with them and getting to know them. They all have different foster children in their homes. We do activities and have a laugh together.
“We can talk about any worries we have. We enjoy helping a child and we can make sure they are safe and cared for. I am happy to share my Mom and Dad. The baby we have at the moment is going to be adopted – this will be hard but we know that he will bring a lot of happiness to his forever family.
“I help my parents by playing with the children and making them laugh I can also help at mealtimes and we go out all together. My Mom and Dad do a good job" (Suzie, 6)
"I kind of like fostering now, I like to make sure they are ok and happy. I enjoy playing with the two girls we have, they are a little younger than me – they are lovely girls.
“I know they are okay and being cared for. I do get a bit upset when children move from us but I know they are going back to their family or to a new family which will make them happy.
“I think we have helped them. I did the children’s skills training which I really liked and met other children whose parents foster" (Emily, 6)
"I like looking after babies and little ones, helping pick out their outfits and playing with them. As a family we still have time together when the babies or little ones go to bed." (Lisa, 10)
Feedback form for children in care
The fostering team have created an online form specifically for children in foster care as a way of finding out what your thoughts and feelings are about your placement and the care you receive. We would like the you to complete this form so that your views can be heard.
The form is secure and confidential so your answers are private unless you choose to tell someone. Once completed the form will be automatically sent to a special fostering inbox which only fostering team members can access.
The form is very short and comprises of five sections; your views, how I feel, what I want and what I think followed by the opportunity to review and then send.
It can be filled in whenever you want and as many times as you would like to.
If you would like to find out more about fostering we would love to hear from you
I'M A FOSTER CARER
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