It’s important to spare a thought for people who won’t be enjoying Christmas this year. While Crisis organises help for the homeless people, children in foster care often sadly go unremembered.
Christmas can evoke powerful memories for children in care, bringing back difficult memories rather than ones of nostalgia. Foster carers play a vital role in providing a safe and stable environment, and can be real lifeline at this time of year.
Can I become a foster carer?
Many types of people can become foster carers, from retirees to single people and tenants. The most important thing is you have the time and energy to invest in a child, and a high degree of flexibility, patience and understanding.
Children who end up in care are never there for good reasons; and unsurprisingly, their negative experiences, whether it be neglect or abuse, have an impact on their behaviour. But they also need the most love and support. By becoming a foster carer, you could make a genuine difference to their self-esteem and wellbeing.
Are you thinking of becoming a foster carer in 2017?
Foster Careline help people from all walks of life become foster carers in North Wales and the North West of England.