Foster carers who provide loving homes to children on behalf of Westminster City Council were rewarded for their outstanding foster care work at a celebratory event at the prestigious Kensington Roof Gardens.
130 foster carers who care for children from Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea were invited to the event which saw many carers awarded prizes for being a carer for over 25 years, or having looked after over 100 children.
Husband and wife, Francis and Irene Logan, have been foster carers for Westminster City Council since 1996 and believe that fostering is very rewarding for those that want to make a difference to society.
Francis, said: “We foster teenagers because society often writes them off but we believe that with the right care, many teenagers heading down the wrong path can be helped. We have established great relationships with many of our foster children and we are still in touch with them. We would recommend fostering to anyone who wants to help make a difference in society and is prepared to put in hard work and commitment.”
Amina Fikri, also a carer for Westminster, has been fostering for the past fifteen years and looks after children with learning and physical disabilities said: “Many foster carers are reluctant to foster these children with special needs and disabilities because it requires a lot of hard work, but there is nothing more rewarding when a child thanks you for your help with a smile.”
Westminster City Council shares its fostering service with the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.