Somerset School kids ‘foster’ awareness

Somerset school pupils have starred in a heart-warming video about childhood and fostering in a bid to raise awareness and help find more foster carers for vulnerable children in Somerset.

The children from Holy Trinity Primary School, Taunton, share some of the happiest times in their own childhood in the video. They also reflect on who a child might turn to if their own families are unable to care for them.

Somerset County Council is urging people to like and share the video, to help spread the message on the need for foster carers in Somerset who make a huge difference to the lives of children.

Cllr Frances Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Children and Families at Somerset County Council said: “We would like to thank the children of Holy Trinity Primary School for their help in encouraging people to come forward and foster.

Our foster carers do a vital and dedicated job, improving the lives of young people in Somerset and we need more to help other vulnerable children.

“We need a minimum of 40 new foster carers this year for children of all ages.

If you are over 21, have a spare room and time to give to a child a stable and loving home get in touch. There is no upper age limit and we welcome people from all backgrounds and ethnicities. Whether you are single, LGBT, renting or if you have children of your own already – we would love to hear from you.”

If you are interested in fostering, you can find out more by calling the team on 0800 587 9900 or visit http://www.fosteradoptsomerset.org.uk/contact-us/

We offer excellent support and training, extra discounts on shopping and travel and a very competitive weekly fee in recognition of the care foster carers provide.

Our next information-packed event is on Wednesday 24 January 19:00 –21:00 Costa Coffee, Bridgwater,TA6 3BU

It’s a chance to find out more, speak to our friendly and professional staff and fellow carers and adopters.

To book your place at this Costa Coffee event, phone us on

0800 587 9900. Those who come along get a free coffee!