11:44AM, Tuesday 24 May 2016
The Slough Children’s Services (SCS) team welcomed a government minister as part of Foster Care Fortnight which ends this week.
Edward Timpson, Minister of State for Children and Families, visited SCS’s offices at St Martin’s Place in Bath Road on Thursday.
The theme of the fortnight which ends on Friday is Time to Foster, Time to Care and focuses on how rewarding fostering can be.
At the event, Mr Timpson, who grew up with 90 fostered brothers and sisters, said: “Every child deserves a loving home and the best possible start in life.
“I know only too well that fostering is a hugely rewarding and life-changing experience, not only for the children who are cared for, but for foster families too.”
As well as meeting staff members, Mr Timpson also met with foster carers, including Mandy Foley, who has been fostering in the borough for the last six years.