Somerset parents urge others to foster

A couple from Somerset who have fostered 13 kids are backing the local council's new campaign to get more fostercarers across the county.

Help turn a child's life around , develop a career in child care and earn about £400 a week - that's the message from Somerset County Council in the drive to recruit people for a new skilled foster care scheme.

The County Council is looking for people with experience of child care, a spare room in their home to help give a child a more positive future.

Councillor Frances Nicholson Cabinet Member for Children and Families said:

'Foster carers who are committed, parents, skilled and enthusiastic to complete training and join the new scheme are exactly the people who need to make a real difference to children who struggle.'

Angela and Clinton from Bridgewater have been foster parents for the last 4 years. Heart spoke to them about what it's like being foster parents. 

Angela and Clinton speak to Heart about fostering

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Simon Beale

1am - 4am

Email the show

Text 'HEART' to 82122

Simon Beale

On TV: The Perfect Christmas Song!

2am - 3am

Watch heart TV

  • Lily Allen Somewhere Only We Know

    02:23

    iTunes

  • East 17 Stay Another Day

    02:18

    iTunes

  • Robbie Williams Dream A Little Dream

    02:15

  • DJ Fresh GRAVITY FT. ELLA EYRE

    02:07

Heart VIP

Local

Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Follow Heart on Twitter