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Foster carer, Wendy, shares her fostering journey

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This Foster Care Fortnight provided the perfect opportunity for one of our foster carers to lead our monthly support group by sharing details and experiences gained on her personal fostering journey.

Wendy, who has cared for a young child with Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome together with her husband, Louis, for nine years, spoke to our group of foster carers to share the expertise and knowledge she has gained over the years in managing the child’s complex needs.

With a number of our carers fostering children and young people with disabilities or medical needs, Wendy’s shared experiences inspired a frank and open discussion and provided a wealth of invaluable information and friendly support.

As well as the help provided by specialist health and disability teams, Wendy praised Fostering North for their ongoing support.

“When you have a child with complex needs, it’s important to know there is continuity in your fostering agency, and I’ve been able to count on that with Fostering North East,” said Wendy. “I’ve really relied on the support of the fostering team and because we have been able to build a relationship over several years, I appreciate that my supervising social worker knows me almost as well as I know myself.”

If you would like to foster a child with complex needs or learn more about what it means to be a foster carer, contact our friendly Fostering North East team on 0191 242 4805.

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