A dazzling night was had by all at our annual Foster Carer Awards held on 18 November at Birmingham City Football Club; and not least for Jane and Lance Williams who were awarded with the coveted Foster Carer of the Year Award.
Going above and beyond
Jane and Lance were nominated for the award by their Supervising Social Worker, Gurjeet Mattu. They have been fostering for the Trust since 2002 and have cared for children from many different cultures and backgrounds. They have gone above and beyond in their fostering role to ensure children in their care receive the best outcomes possible.
Jane and Lance are positive ambassadors for the Trust and always offer support and guidance to other carers and children. Their willingness to support the fostering service is second to none.
Foster Carer of the Year means fostering, caring, and going the extra mile. Jane and Lance have provided love, security and a sense of belonging to all children who have walked through their door. Jane and Lance are exceptionally skilled carers who deserve to be recognised for their positive contribution to fostering.
Other awards presented:
- Unsung Hero Award x2. Recognises a carer who has gone the extra mile to support children and young people in their care.
- Supporting Positive Change Award x2. Recognises a carer who has supported a child or young person to make significant positive changes in their life.
- Young Person’s Choice Award x2. Nominations for this award were made by foster children / young people and recognises the positive impact that the carer has had on children and young people in their care.
- Sons and Daughters Award x3. This award acknowledges that fostering is a family commitment and recognises the contribution that birth children have made to supporting positive outcomes for children and young people in their family’s care.
- The Birmingham Foster Carer Association (BFCA) Award. Nominations for this award were made by BFCA for a contribution that has made a positive difference.
- Long Service Award. Recognises the commitment of a carer who has supported children and young people in Birmingham for 15 years or more.