Could you foster Jack?

Jack* is a 12 year-old boy who is sociable and affectionate with a great sense of humour. Those who know Jack well describe him as loving, determined, kind, funny and energetic.  He enjoys music (especially Elvis!), cartoons, swimming and he loves playing outdoors; and his favourite place to visit is Folly Farm. He loves sensory play and enjoys getting messy with paints and sand.

Jack has a diagnosis of Global Developmental Delay, asthma and has limited speech but is encouraged to be independent and will often communicate his needs and wants.  Jack requires adult supervision at all times as he has very little awareness of danger and can be very busy.

Jack responds very well to good routines and he sleeps all through the night. He does needs support and encouragement with his personal care as he finds these tasks quite upsetting.

Jack attends a specialist unit for children and has the support of a one-to-one teaching assistant. He  is very sociable with other children, especially younger children, enjoys school and seeing his friends.

Jack has been through an extremely difficult year for such a young boy, however in the last 6 months in a calm and loving environment he is starting to thrive; he’s able to concentrate better in class, made new friends and in general made amazing progress.

Would you be able to give Jack a home? We are looking for a long-term foster placement for Jack where there two carers who are able to give him the high level of supervision, support and love he needs.  Jack needs a calm and quiet environment but one which can provide him with adequate stimulation and positive social interactions. His foster carers will need to be patient, warm, responsive and reliable.

Foster carers have a real chance to make a positive difference to the lives of children.  They receive on-going training, 24-hour support and financial allowances.

If you think you have the love, skills, time and commitment to become Jack’s foster carers, please contact our Fostering Recruitment Team for an informal chat and to answer any questions on 0800 0933 699 or email fostering@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

To find out more about fostering in general please get in touch or visit our website foster.midandwest.wales/carmarthenshire

*Please note images and names do not relate to the foster child’s profiles and have been changed to protect identities.