time is right

“There are lots of children who would benefit from your life experiences, whatever walk of life you are from.”

Relocating, retiring, re-marrying, or simply wanting to give back to the local community.

In a brand new series of vlogs, foster carers from across Wales have come together to explore the reasons, life experiences and changes that led to them becoming carers.

The six-episode series will allow potential Foster carers to recognise the valuable life experiences they already possess, which could help them become well-rounded and supportive foster carers in their communities.

The series has been produced by Foster Wales, the national network of not-for-profit fostering services, comprising the 22 local authority teams in Wales.

The episodes will be released weekly on the Foster Wales website, social media and You Tube channels, and capture an honest and open conversation between foster carers from all walks of life.

The conversations were recorded in December 2022, with experienced journalist and presenter Mai Davies hosting the chats.

Episode 1 Ruthin

Episode 1 Cardigan

Episode 2 Ruthin

Episode 2 Cardigan

Episode 3 Ruthin

Episode 3 Cardigan

Head of Foster Wales, Alastair Cope, said:

“We have foster carers from all walks of life caring for our children within Foster Wales.

“We need people from different backgrounds, cultures and with a variety of life experiences to foster because we have a diverse range of children needing that care, support and love within our local authorities- children who need the opportunity to thrive and stay in their own local communities. That’s what fostering for your local authority is all about.

Whether you’ve thought about fostering recently or for the last ten years we’d love to ask you to contact your local Foster Wales team. We’ll help you consider if the time is right for you and support you every step of the way throughout your fostering journey.”