Finding homes for children in Bristol

We're working with Bristol City Council to help find foster carers for vulnerable children across Bristol. Find out the latest needs below.


Fostering needs in Bristol

Please will you show this video in your church to help us raise awareness of the need across Bristol?


Bristol needs Foster Carers

In 2021, there were over 600 children in the care of Bristol City County Council, with nearly 50 of these being unaccompanied asylum seeker children.

Currently, many of these children who cannot remain with their birth family are having to be placed long distances from their friends, schools and local communities. There is an urgent need for more local foster carers to meet the needs of children and young people in the City.

The fastest growing cohort of children in care are teenagers and sibling groups.

Home for Good has a strong and trusted relationship with Bristol City Council, sharing the need for new foster carers with church communities across the City, supporting and equipping those who explore fostering or adoption. We believe the local Church in Bristol can continue to make a transformational difference.



How?

Will you foster?

Will you put yourself forward to be approved to open your home to a child or siblings in need? This could be for a few days, weeks, months or even years. It will not be easy, but for such vulnerable children, the love, care and security you offer could make all the difference.

Will you support a carer from your church community?

Will you enable someone else to foster by committing to support an individual or family in your church, becoming a ‘foster auntie or uncle’ so that they can step forward and be assured that you will help them to meet the challenges of caring?

Will you make your church a place of welcome for vulnerable children and the families who care for them?

Will you host a Foundations Course, have a Home for Good speaker, or make the most of our Mother's Day resources, or even consider becoming a Home for Good champion? Will you encourage your church to review its policies and procedures to make sure that they account for some of the challenges that looked after children face?


Stu Dendy - Bristol Coordinator


Stu is working specifically in and around Bristol City in the South West, partnering with our amazing Champions and developing old and new connections with the nearly three hundred churches in the area. Stu is keen to build relationships with leaders within all denominations and also keen to support the Bristol County Council, through the church, helping families to care for vulnerable children by fostering and adopting. Stu and his wife Sarah have just returned from eleven years living and working in Uganda, supporting a children’s ministry. They have four lively young children, three of whom were adopted in 2019.


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