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"I'd been thinking about it for a long time"

Carole is a single carer from Arundel and has been providing respite foster care since 2022. We asked Carole to share her experiences of the assessment process and the first few months of fostering.
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"It's been life-changing for us in so many good ways"

Holly and Gary Kellaway have been fostering with WSCC for 18 months. Discover what motivated them to become Foster Carers and the fantastic rewards it entails.
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“As much as I've given my young person, they give you that back tenfold”

James, with his wife and three birth children, has been a Foster Carer with WSCC since 2018. Hear from James about the difference fostering has made to both him and his foster child.
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"Helping them develop as a person... it's so rewarding"

Jill has been a Foster Carer with us for 23 years and in this time has fostered children of all ages. Are you thinking about becoming a Foster Carer? Hear Jill's heart-warming story.
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"They just want someone who will vouch for them, care for them..."

Michelle has been fostering teenagers with us for 27 years. Find out what it’s really like and why being a Foster Carer is one of the most rewarding roles ever.
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"Short-breaks care is good for me and my boy"

Judith, one of our amazing Foster Carers, shares what it is like looking after a child with disabilities and the huge difference Foster Carers Kim and David make by offering short-breaks for her and the child in her care.
watch Judith, Kim and David's story
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