Tag Archives: Fostering and Adoption

Costa Coffee Thanked For Supporting Fostering and Adoption

Last night (Thurs 20 April) Somerset County Council presented Costa Coffee with a special commemorative picture to thank them for their amazing support towards Fostering and Adoption in Somerset. Costa has provided space, time and refreshments for people to come together to find out more about fostering and adoption in several stores across Somerset including […]

Pride in Parenting – LGBT Fostering and Adoption Week

LGBT Fostering and Adoption week begins on Monday 6th March and Somerset County Council is appealing to people in the LGBT community who want to make a difference. Adopters and Foster carers can be from all walks of life. It doesn’t matter if  they are single, in a civil partnership, married or unmarried. They can […]

Yeovil Town FC lends their support to Fostering in Somerset

Yeovil Town Football club and Fostering in Somerset joined forces on Saturday 11th February, for an afternoon of family fun and awareness-raising. Sparky the cuddly fostering dragon and The Glovers’ mascot Jolly Green Giant had a warm up with youth players, greeted enthusiastic young fans in the crowd and gave the Glovers a big welcome […]

“Rosie is a blessing”

A primary school teacher who adopted her daughter through a child-centred initiative is advocating the scheme to people wishing to adopt in Somerset, during National Adoption Week (17-23 October). Suzie, a 49-year-old single mum from Shepton Mallet, became Rosie’s adoptive mum earlier this year through the Fostering for Adoption initiative. Last month 31 children in […]

Interested in Adoption? Log on for our special Facebook Q&A event!

Would you consider caring for a child where adoption is likely, but not certain? Could you contemplate adopting a child aged 3+? A disabled child? Or siblings? If you said yes to any of the above, join us for a special Facebook Q&A event this July – from the comfort of your own home. Anyone […]

Facebook Q&A for future Foster Carers

Next week the Fostering and Adoption Recruitment Service will be logging on for a Facebook Q&A for Somerset residents interested in Fostering in the future. The Q&A will be held on the Fostering in Somerset Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/fosteringinsomerset – from 4pm until 8pm on Thursday 12 November. Somerset County Council seeks individuals and families […]

Trevor talks: My parents inspired me to step up to social work

A former foster brother and long-serving social worker at Somerset County Council has shared why he was “destined” for a career in social care. Trevor Goss, a Fostering and Adoption Recruitment Service Team Manager, grew up as a birth son in a family who fostered teenagers. He has written a blog about his experiences for […]

Award success for Fostering and Adoption Service

The efforts of the team which recruits and trains foster carers in Somerset have been recognised in the Children & Young People Now Awards 2015. Somerset County Council’s Fostering and Adoption Recruitment Service has been shortlisted for the Recruitment and Professional Development Award for their hard work in this area. Between January and December 2014, […]

Can YOU help a disabled child?

Ordinary people with the skills to make an extraordinary difference to the lives of disabled children and their families are being sought by Somerset County Council. The authority is looking for individuals who can provide regular respite care to disabled children or teens, as Short Break Carers, giving vital short-term support to Somerset families. Short […]