To Our Foster Carers, We Say Thank You
Published: Friday, May 22, 2020
After two weeks of campaigning, Foster Care Fortnight comes to a close this Sunday. The Mayor of Wandsworth, Councillor Jane Cooper, who has always taken a keen interest in foster carers and foster children during her tenure, wanted to say thank you to all our current and retired foster carers.
Cllr Cooper said: “On behalf of Wandsworth Council we want to extend our deepest thanks to all our incredible foster carers.
“Fostering a young person is very important to me as I am a corporate parent and all councillors are corporate parents along with senior officers of the council. We all want to make things better for our looked after young people.
“I have seen first-hand the important work that foster parents do for our looked after children. I have seen how many have excelled and gone on to university and to further education.
“You are all heroes and we can’t thank you enough, and you are very special to me personally. The care and support you provide to a child when they are most vulnerable has a lasting positive impact on their lives.”
She added: “As our foster carers know, fostering is one of the most rewarding yet challenging things a person can do. We are always looking for good foster parents to look after Wandsworth children.”
Wandsworth Council currently has more than 189 children in care and 116 foster care households across the borough. Many of the currently registered foster parents have been with Fostering Wandsworth for over 30 years, a testament to the way that foster carers are trained and supported by the dedicated officials.
Cllr Cooper said: “Once again my grateful thanks to you all and I look forward to seeing you when we are next able to gather together.”
While Foster Care Fortnight may be coming to its annual end, we are still in need of foster carers. Fostering Wandsworth offers full support, remuneration and training, so if you think you could provide a child with a loving and caring home please express your interest today at fostering.wandsworth.gov.uk and join our fostering family.