Faces of Fostering – Steph on Foster Carers making a difference in children’s lives.

Faces of Fostering – Steph on Foster Carers making a difference in children’s lives.

Caritas Care Foster Carers make a difference in children’s lives.

One of my foster carers is Gaynor. Gaynor had a young girl, Sarah, placed with her, and Gaynor soon discovered the Sarah couldn’t hear correctly. Gaynor arranged for Sarah to have her ears tested, and it turned out that Sarah was deaf, so Gaynor had hearing aids fitted for her. Sarah was 12 at the time and no longer lives with Gaynor. However, she is a much-loved member of Gaynor’s family, the Caritas Care family and the local community where she lives.

Sarah is a young woman now, and she lives in my village. I often see her out and about in the community getting her shopping in, and we always speak. I don’t tell anyone how and why I know Sarah, she is just Sarah, and she is a highly loved part of our community.

When I do my supervisions with Gaynor, she always keeps me updated on Sarah. In addition, Sarah often goes around for tea at Gaynor’s house, and in fact, she only lives a few houses away from Gaynor.

Gaynor always speaks about Sarah with pride. It is clear even though Sarah doesn’t live with Gaynor anymore; Sarah is, and always will be; a much-loved member of their family.

Sometimes people don’t like what I say as a Social worker…

Being a Social worker isn’t easy, and sometimes foster carers don’t agree with what I say. If they do not like something I have said, I tell them to think about it for a few days and see if they can see where I am coming from. However, they listen, and most say they get it once they reflect on it for a while.

People are people, and obviously, we all don’t agree with each other all of the time. However, if I say something they don’t like, I don’t say it aggressively. I simply say we can’t do it how they may suggest and explain why. We then reflect and leave it and close by saying, let’s discuss it later!

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Special thanks to Verve Recruitment for their support in helping us find more foster carer for more children.

 

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