As part of our Foster Care Fortnight 2019 #changeafuture campaign, we asked 8 care leavers to tell us how their foster carers had a positive impact on their futures.
Each young person’s situation is different – from the reasons they were brought into care, to whether they were with foster carers on a long or short term basis.
Sajana, now 19, needed a foster family to support her through her teenage years:
‘I lived with my foster carers, Sandra and Ian, from being 16. They welcomed me into their home and really got to know me and my needs, we always watched I’m a Celebrity together- just really typical stuff.
They encouraged me to resit my GCSEs when I was more settled. They spurred me on to do an apprenticeship in childcare, driving me to my placement in a nursery every day.
They really did make sure I had the best possible chance of a happy and successful future.’
Feeling inspired by the difference our foster carers have made to Sajana’s future? Request an information pack and take the first step towards becoming a foster carer for your Local Authority today: