Whilst foster carers themselves do an amazing job, it is very important to acknowledge the effort, flexibility and warmth that birth children of carers show to foster children within the family unit. We at FCC would like to extend our own ‘thank you’ to these amazing children!
The letter reads:
To all the sons and daughters of foster carers in England,
As the Minister for Children and Families, with the responsibility for looked after children, and as the son of foster carers myself, I’m writing to thank you for the very important part you play in welcoming some of our most vulnerable children in to your home and family.
I grew up as part of a large foster family, so I know only too well that fostering can be one of the most rewarding experiences life can bring, as well as having a life-changing impact on a child’s life. At any one time there are over 51,000 children in foster care in England, and each of them needs a fantastic family like yours. I’m thankful to each and every one of you for your help.
Everyone involved in fostering knows how vital it is that the sons and daughters of foster carers are involved in helping foster children to settle in and feel at home, thank you for all that you do to make that happen.
Edward Timpson MP
Minister of State for Children and Families