3 siblings placed with Sandra and David

3 siblings placed with Sandra and David

Fostering can be a life-changing experience for both the foster carer and the foster child. It is an opportunity to make a positive impact on the life of a child who may have had a difficult start in life.

When B first came to us she was painfully thin, shy and withdrawn, after being with us for two weeks she was rushed into hospital for malnutrition, she was kept in for 15 nights, she weighed only 8 kgs. She missed an awful amount of schooling, her attendance was below 50%, she was way behind everyone else in her year.  In a year, B’S health improved drastically. She studied at school very hard, school said she progressed between 3 to 4 stages and were very pleased with her rapid progression. She even got involved in swimming lessons and started taking part in many activities. She is happy, funny, outgoing, clever, confident and above all a fighter, after all she’s been through she is always smiling. 

Our second placement J joined swimming lessons and has gotten really confident with water. He also enjoys reading a lot and he was given Bookworm of the week title for reading at school.  He was a little behind for all his subjects, but he has been studying at home really hard and is listening more in class and he has progressed so much that he is on course to be age related by the end of term. 

Since going back to school after Christmas, our third placement C has gone up 3 stages in reading, she has gone up to stage 2 in her swimming lessons, she has started dance lessons and is practising for an exam, she had a very good parents evening and is excelling in her reading and is in the top group for all her subjects.