“The memories my foster child has from being with me is important.
Because my foster child is in a short-term placement, I have no idea how long she will be with me. This impacts me because I am aware of how I want her to remember me and, more importantly, what she takes away from the experience of being in my care.
I have told her that she will always be welcome with me; however, I have begun to help equip her with skills for independent living. We cook together, and I taught her the importance of bank accounts and keeping on top of her washing. These skills are important, but not as important as letting her know that she is still a child who will always be loved by me and always welcomed in my home.
Also, it is essential that she still retains fun from play. We play Uno together, and she plays in the park together with other children; I want her to have these memories of being herself, of having fun, and knowing that she matters. She is the priority, and it’s not about me; whilst she is with me, she will always be the priority.”
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Rated Outstanding by Ofsted.
Special thanks to Verve Recruitment for their support in helping us find more foster carer for more children.