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Fostering mural at Parc y ScarletsHave you ever been under the west stand in Parc Y Scarlets? It’s worth a look. Carmarthenshire Fostering Service have developed a good relationship with the Scarlets as part of their Community initiative Scheme. Children helped to paint the mural under the stand. We hold regular recruitment events at Parc Y Scarlets.
Join us in the barn in the next recruitment event in April 2019 when the mighty Scarlets take on Edinburgh on the weekend of the 5th April. The exact date will be confirmed as soon as the fixture is confirmed.

 

Fostering Network Excellence Award

Everyone in Carmarthenshire’s Fostering Service are bursting with pride for Maisie and Ellie Kiff who, last week were two out of six young people in the UK to receive a ‘Fostering Network Excellence Award’ for supporting children as part of their fostering family.

Anne Sturgess, Assistant Team Manager within Carmarthenshire’s Fostering Service, nominated Maisie and Ellie as a result of the excellent support they have given many children and young people over the years.

Anne, who works closely with the children of Carmarthenshire’s Foster Carers attended the award ceremony in London last week and said:

“In Carmarthenshire’s Fostering Service, we ensure that it’s not only Foster Carers who receive support from the Team. Children and young people who foster are an integral part of the fostering service and the support, stability and friendship that they provide for vulnerable children and young people cannot be underestimated. 

Maisie and Ellie, along with all our children who foster are a hugely important part of our service and we could not do it without them.  Maisie and Ellie deserve this award for the way that they have helped their Mum and Dad with caring for children over the years, some of whom have had complex physical needs. 

Maisie and Ellie are shining examples of young people who foster and Carmarthenshire Fostering Service is very lucky to have them as part of our team’.

Information Evening 21st November

thumbnail of information-evening-nov-21Carmarthenshire Fostering Service are holding an information evening in Crosshands Club on 21st November 2018 between 6 and 8pm.

It’s an informal event and an opportunity for interested people to meet foster carers and staff and chat over a tea/coffee.

Carmarthenshire Fostering Website is now ‘Live’

Launch of foster website Llanelly houseThe Carmarthenshire Fostering Service is very excited to be launching their new website.  The website was officially launched on 10th September in Llanelly House.  The website provides a wealth of information and guidance to potential foster carers and explains some of the ways that the Carmarthenshire Fostering Service help and support those interested in becoming foster carers. The website also offers updates and information to existing foster carers within Carmarthenshire.  It is fully compatible with mobile and tablet devices and very user friendly.

Take a look at the case studies and video clips on the new website from existing Foster Carers and Foster Mentors giving an insight into fostering. The Fostering website can be viewed here – www.fostering.carmarthenshire.wales

Foster Care Fortnight

Foster Care FortnightFoster Care Fortnight™ is The Fostering Network’s annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering. It is also the UK’s biggest foster carer recruitment campaign.

​Foster Care Fortnight 2018 is taking  place from Monday 14 to Sunday 27 May.

A range of resources and support are available to support fostering services to make the most of this year’s Foster Care Fortnight.

More information: www.thefosteringnetwork.org.uk/get-involved/foster-care-fortnight