Can You Make A Buckinghamshire Child's Fostering Wish Come True?

Can You Make A Buckinghamshire Child's Fostering Wish Come True?

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 12:43pm 16th May 2016.

Today marks the start of Fostering Fortnight - raising awareness of almost 500 kids in our county, who still need a temporary home.

So, Wishing Trees have been placed in libraries in Aylesbury, High Wycombe and Chesham Libraries.

We're being encouraged to write a wish before hanging it up on the tree.

The trees have been created to symbolise foster kids who are wishing to be fostered.

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We spoke to Councillor Lin Hazell, she told us:

"When you bring children into care they do flourish if they are in a family environment.

"This is what we want, we want good family environments, we want them secure and happy.

Lin explained there's still alot of children that need a home:

"We have alot of people who are very forthcoming about fostering but the trouble is we're only maintaining numbers and we do need to increase our foster base because we have 460+ children in care, and we want them all to have secure, permanent homes.

"People that I've spoken to who have fostered, say they find it really fulfilling.

"It's an opportunity to bring youngsters in, provide them with care and people to care about, aswell as setting them up for a great future.

Lin also told us it's normal to feel nervous before fostering:

"It's quite intelligent and right to be nervous about it because it's a huge task.

But you needn't be worried about it, because you get good support and team will see you through all of the processes and procedures before you decide if fostering is for you."

 

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