Sefton Council’s Fostering Services is delighted that local foster carers Sue and Derek will be attending its next virtual information session between 6 and 7pm on Tuesday 17 August.
Charlotte, now 17, who has lived with Sue and Derek for six years said the couple changed her life.
“Living with Sue and Derek changed my life. They treat me really well, look out for me, do what’s best for me and it’s like being in a proper family.
“They’ve taught me to believe in myself so much that I am now working with the ‘Learning Foundry’ on a business idea I have for a youth bus which will help children meet friends and get advice and help.
“I don’t know where I would be without Sue and Derek’s love and support”
Aimed at anyone who has even thought about fostering, the online sessions are a chance for them to find out more about this rewarding role. At the next event Sue, who has been fostering for 18 years, and Derek, who has just been approved and is now fostering with Sue, will be talking about their own experiences and answering questions.
Speaking about life as a foster carer, Sue said:
“Being a foster carer can be one of the best things you can do. I have seen children unsure about their future, turning their lives around.”
Sue has created such a bond with the children she has looked after, that she has gone onto foster some young people, long term.
Sefton Council needs more foster carers and is inviting anyone who thinks they can give a loving and stable home to children across the Borough to attend the introductory session.
Maria Spatuzzi, Sefton’s Fostering Support Team Manager said:
“Fostering a child is an opportunity to change their life and help them to achieve their full potential.
“We hope anyone that has given fostering any consideration will join us for the online session on Tuesday 17th August to hear what Sue and Derek have to say about what is an extremely beneficial and rewarding the role.”
To join the session people should click on the link to the Teams meeting at 6pm on Tuesday 17th August.
To make an enquiry or find out more please visit www.seftonfostering.co.uk or call free on 0800 923 2777.