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Foster Carer Awards

Award ceremony celebrates Bedford Borough’s fabulous foster carers

 

The Foster Carer Award Ceremony took place at the University of Bedfordshire on Friday 26th January, 2018. The ceremony provides an occasion to highlight and give recognition to foster carers in Bedford Borough for the fantastic work they do.

 

This is the fourth year that these awards have taken place. Five awards were given out at the Ceremony attended by over 30 families, including an award for five years’ service and another for 25 years’ service caring for looked after children. The Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson and Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services, Cllr Shan Hunt also attended.

 

There were 46 nominations for the three special awards - Fantastic Foster Carer, Corporate Parent and Kids Who Share Award.

 

The Fantastic Foster Carer Award was awarded to Mel Grant & Jason Rider. They were nominated by their foster children who said “Children have come into this house scared, worried, and unhappy.  They leave more positive, with more understanding and stability. Not all superheroes wear capes.  Some go into hiding to make a difference without all the fame and double the glory.”

 

Cllr Shan Hunt said: “The event was a great success and an excellent opportunity to highlight the good work that our foster carers have carried out over the years. We would like to remind people that anyone wanting to foster will be supported every step of the way by Bedford Borough Council.”

 

You don’t have to live in Bedford to foster a child from the Borough. If our “superhero” foster carers have inspired you and you feel that you can provide an understanding and stable environment for our looked after children, we would like to hear from you.

 

Those seeking more information on fostering can contact Bedford Borough Council’s Fostering Team on 01234 718718 or email adoptionandfostering@bedford.gov.uk

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