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Children and families

Hear from the young people who are fostered


I spent over ten years in foster care and had a really positive experience thanks to my carers and the council.  I have become a confident, positive person thanks to the help my foster carers gave me. My carers have made me the person I am. I would encourage anyone who has thought of becoming a carer to have a closer look into it as you could help someone like me change from from a scared, lonely and sad young boy into a thriving, confident man.

Both families I have stayed with have been great to me.  I've learned so much from them both and will keep in touch with everyone.  I feel like part of the family, everyone has been so nice to me and I have made friends and family for life.

I've got a future now, I'm supported.

I'd have been on the same tracks, learning nothing if I hadn't have come here.

What do young people say foster carers should be like?

You need to spend time with me, be patient and give me time to settle in, let me know you are there for me.

Foster carers should be caring, nice, polite and just be themselves.


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