Foster Carers have been sharing snapshots from their day to day life on social media, to mark Foster Care Fortnight.


A huge thanks to our carers who snapped everything from tree climbing to bike riding to demonstrate the activities they do to make their foster children’s lives better. They’ve also been out posing with their #ProudtoFoster placards, encouraging others to consider a role that really makes a difference.

These are just some of the pics below.

To keep the children anonymous – foster carers have covered their identity where required.

#ProudtoFoster Pics


‘Giving my foster daughter a great unicorn themed party’ – Sarah


‘This week I welcomed a child as an emergency – they arrived with their things in carrier bags. I was able to help repack into these foldout holdalls when they moved, allowing the child value, worth and dignity. Going the extra mile for our incredible children’. Paula


Fun and freedom – climbing trees – Gill

Fishing in Minehead with my Foster Boys – Dave

I love giving foster children new experiences and teaching them to be kind to animals.

Foster Carers at a Frome ‘Foster Carer Association Coffee Morning’

Roger Smith – Foster Carer and Manager of Angel Place in Bridgwater



#ProudtoSupportFostering Pics


Many businesses and organisations also got involved in our ‘Support Fostering in Somerset’ campaign.

Everyone from Scouts to councillors, shops to radio stations took part.

Here are just some of the highlights, for more check out ‘Fostering in Somerset’ on Facebook and @fostersomerset on Twitter:

Heart Westcountry Breakfast Show – Ed, Paulina and Troy


The team from ‘Fair Frome’

Support from Somerset County Councillors


Bath Place Shop owners in Taunton


The team from Taunton and Mendip Living Magazines


Evercreech Explorer Scouts


The ‘Man vs Fat’ football teams in Bridgwater


If you’re considering fostering give the fostering team a call on 0800 587 9900.

If fostering’s not for you, you can still help to promote the need for good foster carers for children in Somerset.

Share posts from our ‘FosteringinSomerset’ Facebook or @fostersomerset Twitter page, dowload a poster and put it up somewhere in your community.

Somerset Children are ‘all our children’ – let’s give them a brighter future!