Finding homes for children in Wiltshire

We believe that the church community is ideally placed to meet this need. We want to find new foster homes from the church community in Wiltshire, so children and young people can find stable and loving homes close to their schools, friends and wider support networks. This is key to enable children and young people to thrive.

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The Need

In 2022, 426 children and young people spent time in care in Wiltshire, with over 20% of those children moved more than 20 miles from home.

Whatever their circumstances, every single one of these children and young people will have experienced trauma and loss, and is in need of a safe, stable and loving home in Wiltshire.

Home for Good and Wiltshire Council are striving to increase the number of foster homes across the the county so children can stay close to their schools, friends, and family and don't have to travel long distances to see them, or access education.

We want to see this change – and we believe that the Church in Wiltshire can be part of making that happen.

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Could 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.
Could 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 your church welcome care-experienced children and their families?
Will you host a Foundations Course, have a Home for Good speaker, or set up a stay and play support group 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?
Could you develop a support group at your local church
We all need support and encouragement at varying times in our life. Could you and your local church, create a space for families who foster or adopt, to come, connect and share commonality? The need for such places, across the county, are significant and you can find out more here

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