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We spoke to, local resident, Ruth about her experiences growing up with LGBTQ+ foster siblings
Ruth is a librarian and a lifelong south London resident. We caught up with her to hear about her experiences growing up with a mother who fostered LGBTQ+ children and young people.
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Lewisham Foster Carer Celebrates 35 Years of Service
We spoke to Lewisham Foster Carer, Susan Cook, about her experiences of fostering for nearly four decades.
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Christmas traditions in a foster family home
Lewisham foster carer Claudia has fostered four children in long-term placements over 11 years. Here she writes about some of her Christmas traditions with her foster children.
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Lewisham honours foster carers with tree planting and dedication
Foster carers and staff mark Fostering Fortnight by planting trees in Forster Memorial Park.
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Thank you letter to foster carers
Our Fostering Service has written to Lewisham Foster Carers to thank them for opening their hearts and homes to children in need during Fostering Fortnight.
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Our Fostering Recruitment Officer answers common questions about fostering
We spoke with Fostering Recruitment Officer, Ellie Stephens, about the most common questions she receives from potential foster carers. For individuals wanting to make a difference in those children’s lives, Ellie is the first person potential foster carers meet on that journey.
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