Bright and brilliant creations by Somerset 11 to 16 year olds in care have gone on display at Yeovil Library until the end of June.
The artworks celebrate the dreams, aspirations, passions and interests of children looked after, and hope to inspire more people to become Foster Carers for older children. Among the creations is a giant Somerset willow dream-catcher, which all the children and young people helped to create. The artworks are on show now in Yeovil Library’s main window.
Somerset County Council is urging people in Yeovil to come forward and become Foster Carers, especially for secondary school-age children in Somerset – one of its biggest areas of need. Yeovil is one of the county’s key locations where more Foster Carers are needed to offer a supportive and stable home life to a child.
At the end of the June, the children’s ‘Dreams and Aspirations’ show will head to another of Somerset’s libraries, location to be announced.
To foster a child, you need to be aged 21 or older, have a spare room in your home, and time to give. But whatever your circumstances, gender, sexuality or ethnicity, what we care about most is what you have to offer a child.
To enquire, or to find out more about Fostering for Somerset or for an information pack, visit www.fosteradoptsomerset.org.uk/id-like-to-foster or phone the team on 0800 587 9900 for a confidential chat.
For more information about the Dreams and Aspirations art show, click here
For the Flickr gallery of the children’s artwork, click here