On Monday, 4 October, a series of front doors outside the Senedd at Cardiff Bay, installed by Foster Wales, highlighted the diversity of Local Authority foster carers who have opened their homes to foster children in Wales.

Foster Wales is working towards increasing the number of foster carers in Local Authorities in Wales to help keep children in their local area, when that is right for them, which contributes to the national impact on the futures of young people.  

Councillor Catherine Hughes, Cabinet Member for Porth Gofal, Early Intervention, Well-being Hubs and Culture said: “Foster Wales aim is to encourage those who are thinking of fostering to do so in Ceredigion so that important relationships, which can help children thrive, can continue.”

Deputy Minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan said, “Foster carers in Wales have told me countless times how rewarding the experience of looking after a child can be. I encourage anyone who can to open their home so that those children who need our help can live happier childhoods and grow up into the people they want to be.”

Welsh Government statistics at the end of March 2020 showed 84% of children living with foster families were still able to remain in their own area, maintaining familiarity with the community they already knew.

Visit ceredigion.fosterwales.gov.wales for more information on fostering in Ceredigion.