Life as a foster carer

Life as a DYPAS foster carer: 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

Life as a DYPAS foster carer: 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 become a DYPAS (Devon Young People’s Accommodation Service) Carer which … Continue reading

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

Sarah and John’s story

Sarah and John* have been fostering for us for about 2 ½ years. They have three children of their own, two living at home and one who lives locally. They first became interested in fostering some years ago when Sarah … Continue reading

Why do they foster?

We asked some of Fostering Devon’s foster carers why they chose a career in fostering. Hear what Lisa, June, Carol and Jenny enjoy most about being a Fostering Devon foster carer. Continue reading

Julie’s story

Julie and her husband have been foster carers with Fostering Devon for over 12 years, and in that time have looked after 45 children. She tells us about her experiences of a typical day as a foster carer. Continue reading