Maria and Robert have been foster carers since 2010 and have fostered over 50 children and young people to date. In this blog, Maria shares their journey to becoming foster carers and how they support children and young people.
Blogs written by people with experience of foster care - be that foster carers themselves, people who grew up in foster care, professionals in the sector etc.
Denise Allen is a Fostering Social Worker at Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council where Helen Pasco is a foster carer. The pair reflect on what they’ve learnt about fostering over the years.
Jenna Kovacs, a Fostering Social Worker in Sunderland, talks about her role in supporting foster families and why she loves being part of a carer’s fostering journey.
Fostering Team Manager, Helen Milliken, and Caitlyn, a member of the Durham Children in Care Council Group tell us about their work with foster carers.
As part of Foster Care Fortnight (10 – 23 May), we spoke to the Fostering Team at Durham County Council about what it means to be a foster care social worker.