Christmas celebrations for foster carers

Merton’s foster carers celebrated completing their training courses with a Christmas party at Lower Morden Children’s Centre today (8 December).

Cabinet member for Children’s Services, Councillor Maxi Martin and director of children, school and families for Merton Council, Yvette Stanley presented the certificates to more than 20 carers at the event.

The Children’s Workforce and Development Council (CWDC) awards the certificate to all those who complete their training and can demonstrate high standards of care for children.

The Training, Support and Development Standards for Foster Care workbook is a major piece of work and a significant achievement for foster carers, who are faced with many demands and challenges in their work. Containing work based evidence, the workbook can demonstrate that Merton’s carers have the knowledge and skills to be able to meet the carrying needs of the children in their care.

Cabinet member for children’s services, Councillor Maxi Martin said: “Foster carers can play a huge role in a child’s life and can really turn things around for a young person who may have had a difficult start. Completing this training shows hard our carers work to improve children’s lives and I would like to thank them for their dedication and all the work they do.”

For more information on fostering visit http://www.merton.gov.uk/fostering, call 020 8545 4277 or by freephone 0800 073 0874.

Notes to editor:

Photos are available upon request

-Ends-

Press Contact:

Leoni Munslow

Communications Officer

London Borough of Merton

020 8545 4654