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Join our Skills to Foster programme

Join our Skills to Foster programme

Plymouth City Council’s “Skills to Foster” is an interactive and entertaining programme which gives applicants the opportunity to learn how to be trauma-informed and therapeutic foster carers. You will meet real live foster carers, young people with experience of...

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Why did we become foster carers?

Why did we become foster carers?

When our 5 children were young we always discussed how we would like to foster once the youngest became more independent.  Four years ago it felt right.  Matt had always worked with children in children’s homes and then as a primary school teacher.  I...

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My experience as a new foster carer.

My experience as a new foster carer.

I am a single foster carer with two sons age 21 and 17. My mum lives with us in a self-contained annexe within our home and between us, we have 3 dogs. I work in a school term time only. I have wanted to become a foster carer since I was a little girl. I was inspired...

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Foster Grandad Roy

Foster Grandad Roy

Fostering involves the wider community and family and Foster Grandad Roy is just that. He has an amazing allotment here in Plymouth and for over 12 years has been having school children and his daughter’s foster children come and spend time visiting and helping with...

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Fostering for Plymouth