Released On 28th Oct 2016

Somerset Foster Carers Newsletter: Summer 2016

The latest edition of our newsletter for Foster Carers in Somerset is now available to download online by clicking here.

The Summer 2016 edition features a great deal of useful information for carers, including:

  • Details about the Somerset In Care and Leaving Care roadshow (just completed) for children looked after
  • Calls for more Short Break Carers to help children with disabilities
  • Information security guidance
  • The latest news from the Somerset Foster Care Association
  • How and when to contact the new Somerset Foster Carer Support Line
  • Updates from the Placements, Family Finders, West and East Fostering Teams, the Family Assessment and Support Team and Home Based Care
  • An update from the Fostering and Adoption Recruitment Service
  • Information about the KEEP training/support course, open to all local authority foster carers
  • An article on a successful Stepping Stones event and a good news story
  • The new Recommend a Friend Scheme
  • Fostering Consultative Group area reps – how to get in touch with your local representative
  • Celebrating fantastic Foster Carers’ commitment to children
  • A powerful poem written by a West Foster Carer
  • Important information about the Children and Families Learning and Development Team
  • Finance
  • Reading lists for children and foster carers, adoptive parents, and social workers

If you are a Somerset Foster Carer and have something you would like to submit for the next edition of the newsletter, please email Dawn Atfield on or write to her at Dawn Atfield, Placements Officer, Placements Team, County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY.

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