Reflections on a fantastic 2015 in the North East

Archived: Posted December 7, 2015

Here we are at the end of 2015, and what a year it has been for us here at Foster Care Associates (FCA) in the North East. We have had young people crowned football champions at our annual football tournament, celebrated awards for foster carers, held our very first International Foster Carer Appreciation Day and created lifelong memories for the children and young people in the care of our fabulous carers right here in the North East along the way.

North East region looks back over a successful 2015Christmas is a time when we often reflect on the year, so as we dig out the office Christmas tree and tinsel, it is a great opportunity to look back at what we as an agency have achieved for our carers and also time to reflect on the achievements made by our young people making positive steps towards a brighter future. This year we waved off one of our young people to university. Being a part of this young person’s journey to higher education and future was a pleasure for us as an agency and for the fostering family that cared for her. We are looking forward to hearing from her over the Christmas break to see how she is getting on and settling in to student life.

As an agency we have provided over 130 days of training to our carers ensuring that they have the tools they need to make a real positive difference to a young person’s life. We have also had 52 days of events in the region, engaging with members of local communities and spreading the word about FCA North East and what we do.

Often fostering families have large parties for Christmas day as previously fostered children return for their Christmas lunch. This is testament to the love and care provided by our carers and a real insight into the relationships built between looked after children and foster carers during their placement into real family homes.

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Call us on 0800 023 4561 (lines open Monday - Thurs: 9am - 7pm, Fri: 9am - 6pm)

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