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Inspiring foster carers

Life as a mainstream foster carer

Simon Davies and his wife are ‘mainstream’ carers from Devon. They have been fostering children for six years. Simon and his wife decided to foster younger children because it suited the dynamics of their family (they felt it best to … Continue reading

Fostering teens: Freya

Freya Williams followed in her own mother’s footsteps – she was a carer when Freya herself was only 12. Freya initially took on a role caring for children with disabilities before moving to foster caring for young people. After initially … Continue reading

Fostering teens: Lindsay

Lindsay King became a Foster Carer when her own daughter was small, she has been fostering now for over 22 years. As her own children grew up, Lindsay decided to foster older teens, providing a safe, healthy, nurturing environment for … Continue reading

Sal and Keith’s story

Have you ever considered becoming a child and parent foster carer? Read how Sal and Keith made the transition from mainstream fostering into offering specialist foster care and haven’t looked back. In 2018 Sal and Keith had been fostering for … Continue reading

Sarah T’s story

“It is all I imagined, but extra.  For me the most rewarding aspect of fostering is watching a child thrive.” Hear more from Sarah here:

Vic’s story

“We found the process very easy from the initial contact, the impact has been very positive for us.” Hear more from Vic here:

Sarah’s story

“I would recommend Fostering Devon because they support us, look after us, give us the training we need and they are there for the children.” Hear more from Sarah here:

Nickie’s story

“Fostering has changed our lives, it’s enriched our lives, fostering is an honour and a privilege.”  Hear more from Nickie here:  

Debbie’s story

“It’s probably one of the most rewarding things you can ever do.” Hear more from Debbie here:  

Kim’s story

“The small steps are the big steps for these children, and knowing that you’ve been a tiny part of making that happen, makes me smile.” Hear more from Kim here.