Tag Archives: foster carers

Poster competition launches to help children in Somerset

Somerset County Council is launching a poster competition aimed at youth organisations such as Scouts and Guides, to help the search for more foster carers. Children and young people are being invited to design a fostering poster that will reach out to potential foster carers during Foster Care Fortnight 14 – 27 May 2018, to […]

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 […]

Yeovil Town FC supports Fostering in Somerset

Yeovil Town Football club and Fostering in Somerset joined forces on Saturday 23 December, for an afternoon of family fun and awareness-raising. Sparky the dragon and The Glovers’ mascot Jolly Green Giant, greeted enthusiastic young fans in the crowd with festive sweets and gave the Glovers a big welcome as they ran out to play […]

Children In Care Achievements Celebrated

The achievements of Somerset children and young people in care have been celebrated at the 2017 Annual Achievement Awards in Bridgwater. Around 320 children were recognised for their efforts, through nominations from social and youth workers and other Children’s Services professionals. The children and young people, spanning toddlers to young adults, were commended across five […]

Celebrating fantastic Foster Carers’ commitment to children

The tireless enthusiasm and energy of Somerset County Council foster carers in helping turn children’s lives around has been celebrated at an awards event. Over 120 foster carers attended the authority’s annual awards ceremony on Friday 15 April, supported by social workers, the Cabinet Member for Children and Families, Frances Nicholson, and Julian Wooster, Somerset […]

Celebrating Foster Carers Awards Event

The fantastic work and dedication of local foster carers has been recognised at an awards event this month. Over 130 foster carers attended the awards ceremony held on Friday 17 April with six foster carers presented with long service awards, collectively giving 110 years to help improve the lives of children and young people in […]