Fostering in Wiltshire

The following letter has been received and demonstates the need for more foster carers in our area:




Dear Churches                                                                                          

Recruiting foster carers in Wiltshire

Every year we need to recruit more than 30 foster carers to look after Wiltshire children who need loving and safe foster homes.  Where appropriate, Wiltshire Council wants to offer a foster home to every child who can no longer live at home and so comes into our care. 

We would be delighted if your church could work together with Wiltshire Council to help in our fostering recruitment drive. We need to recruit foster carers to look after our children so that they are not moved out of the county, have less placement breakdowns and disruptions and can maintain a sense of continuity in their lives.

To support this, we would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss how we can work together.  Perhaps we can plan a presentation/small talk to your church on fostering, and how your parishioners/members can contribute to improving the lives of Wiltshire children who need foster care. To take the next step, please contact Sarah Gray, Assistant Team manager, who leads on fostering recruitment – 01225 716510 or

Thank you for taking the time to read this and we look forward to hearing from you.

Your sincerely,

Matthew Turner
Service Manager – Placement Services