Helping with homework

One carer, who is single, has been fostering for the past 16 years and has lost count of how many children she has taken care of.

She has adopted one girl who was three when the placement started. She was adopted at four and is now a teenager.

In addition, she has fostered children from 18 months up to 16.

“I like to think I can help children and sometimes I look at them and think: “I’ve done a good job there.

“It’s also lovely to get feedback from other people who say they can see how well a child has developed in my care.”

The single mum to many says: I have a really good social worker through the Trust and I get great support – the Trust is always at the end of a phone, whatever time of day or night.”