New Year – New Career – Become a Foster Carer

This is the traditional time of year to make changes that will improve your life – how about using this time to think about how you could change a child’s life by becoming a foster carer for South Gloucestershire Council. But what exactly is fostering? Fostering has many forms.  Foster carers can provide care in […]

Re-launch of Sons and Daughters Group

An exciting opportunity has arisen for us to relaunch the Sons and Daughters group!!!!! This group will give Foster carers’ own children an opportunity to come together four times a year and share an activity and give them a chance to talk about common issues connected to being part of a fostering family. As we […]

The Fostering Network: Staying Put Guidance

The Fostering Network have launched a Staying Put Guidance for Children, Young People, Fostering Services and Leaving Care Services. The guidance aims to provide a framework of best practice that will assist all parties in the implementation of staying put and seeks to guide local authorities and fostering services in developing an approach to staying […]

October Fostering Information Evening

Are you interested in fostering in South Gloucestershire, but aren’t sure what’s involved?   Our fostering information evenings are really helpful. These events enable you to talk directly with foster carers and social workers over a cuppa.   You can ask any questions you may have and we’ll give you all the information you need to decide […]

Council calls for more Foster Carers

There are many reasons why children in South Gloucestershire come in to the care system.  Some just need a bed for a few nights, while we help their parents through a crisis.  Others are casualties of family breakdown or victims of neglect and abuse.  All desperately needing safe, loving homes, with people just like you. […]

Be that person who cares

There are children in South Gloucestershire in need of love, care and support. Could you be there for them? We are looking for people from all walks of life who have the time, energy, space and flexibility to help children and young people who have had a difficult start in life. Find out more about […]

Children in Care put council leaders on the spot

It’s not every day children in care come face-to-face with the decision-makers at South Gloucestershire Council. But that is exactly what happened when members of the Children in Care Council (CiCC) got to meet Director for Children, Adults & Health Peter Murphy & Head of Integrated Children’s Services Sonya Miller. The six children and young […]

Foster carers welcome teenage asylum seeker to the UK

A 16-year-old asylum seeker has thanked foster carers for coming to his rescue after spending three days crammed in the back of a lorry. The teenager couldn’t speak any English and had no idea where he was when he was dumped by the side of a motorway in South Gloucestershire. He had been separated from […]