A mum who has fostered a 15-year-old is appealing to others to offer a loving home to a teenager who needs one.
As Foster Care Fortnight gets underway, Vicky is urging would-be foster families to consider opening their homes to teenagers as well as babies and younger children.
She says her experience of fostering a teenage boy has shown her that older children, just like younger, respond quickly to feeling part of the family and thrive in a stable home.
With fostering under the spotlight this fortnight, Surrey County Council is renewing its call for new foster carers to come forward to help make a difference to a child’s life.
The council revealed that it currently has 253 foster carers who have 1,692 years of experience between them. Nearly 400 children are in Surrey foster care.
But more foster carers are always needed – particularly for teenagers, siblings and children…
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