Social services Foster carers' real-life stories

Danielle's story...

I’ve been fostering for Manchester for 11 years and really enjoy it. I’ve felt fully supported and have had excellent supervising support workers. I’ve been very lucky to have had some fabulous placements. I currently have a child placed with me on a long-term basis for eight years so far, and a baby placed with me for the short term.

I’ve taken up all the opportunities offered, including extensive training courses and monthly support groups. The training courses have given me skills to deal with all sorts of situations confidently and effectively. Support groups give you the chance to meet other carers, share stories and support each other. I really enjoy going as it’s informal and gives me the chance to find out everything I need to know, and we get great training with guest speakers. I love fostering and Manchester has given me the chance to do what I love.

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