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L & D Powys Launch 30/01/2020

Launch of the Post Approval Learning and Development Framework

One of the National Fostering Framework’s (NFF) work-streams has been the development of the Learning and Development Framework for Foster Carers.  The Fostering Network and AFA Cymru led on the development of a Learning and Development Framework.  There was extensive consultation with foster carers and staff across Wales which made a significant contribution to the […]

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completion of the Induction Framework

Induction Framework

Carmarthenshire Fostering Service are very proud to have presented our Local Authority Foster Carers, Vicky and Chris Jones and Deborah Jones with certificates for the completion of the Induction Framework.  Despite being very busy with caring for their families and really embracing fostering for Carmarthenshire, Vicky, Chris and Deborah have embraced Learning and Development opportunities […]

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Boxing Day Mascot Race

Cal the Fostering Bear took on the challenge of running the annual mascot race at Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli, during halftime at the Scarlets v Ospreys match on Boxing Day. Cal ran the length of the rugby pitch, Cal didn’t win the race but he gave a brilliant performance in front of a large crowd […]

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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 […]

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Skills to Foster

On Thursday 14th November, as part of Skills to Foster (4 day initial training course delivered by the Fostering Team for “would be foster carers”), the Fostering Team launched the Post Approval Learning and Development Framework for Foster Carers. This plan is one of the National Fostering Frame work’s (NFF) work streams. Its aim is […]

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Cookery session in Y Sied

Cookery session in Y Sied

The Sons and Daughters of foster carers group met after school on Friday 15th November for a cookery session in Y Sied, Nantgaredig. The children enjoyed making pizzas and cupcakes and spent time socialising with other children whose parents foster for the local authority. The sons and daughters group meet regularly throughout the year to […]

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Steam Rally Event 2019

Carmarthenshire Fostering Recruitment Team were at the Steam Rally Event 2019 at Pembrey Country Park on Saturday September 28th and Sunday 29th September. Lots of you called at our stand to have an informal chat with our staff and to meet our mascot Cal the bear. We enjoyed seeing you there.

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Regional Foster launch with cake

Working together to improve the future of children in foster care

IMPROVING the future of children and young people in foster care is at the heart of a new regional partnership. Fostering services from the four local authorities of Carmarthenshire, Powys, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire have come together to form Foster Mid and West Wales. The aim is to work together with local children to create a […]

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Jackie and Marc foster carers

Why we chose to foster for Carmarthenshire’s Fostering Service

Carmarthenshire Fostering Service is recruiting foster carers for our children and we need the right kind of people who would embrace a child into their home. You would be surprised how many people feel that they haven’t got the skills necessary to become a foster carer, however if you have the right values and want […]

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Children who foster

Carmarthenshire’s Fostering Service recognise that it’s not only the grown-ups in the family who foster.  Children who foster are a huge part of making our placements such successes and their role cannot be underestimated.  Quite often it’s the sons and daughters of our foster carers who make placements work and their ability to support their […]

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