Looked After Children: Ben's Story

Could you foster a child like Ben?*

Ben, aged 17, entered foster care when his mum became too ill to care for him. They still have regular contact and have a good relationship.


Ben is currently studying for an NVQ in catering, an interest both his birth mum and his current short-term foster carer have encouraged him to follow.


He’s gained a great deal of confidence during his time at college and is working really hard to gain his qualification.


Although Ben turns 18 in 5 months’ time, he is hoping to find a stable placement to support him through the rest of his time in education.


*These stories are indicative of the children you may meet when fostering with us. These care stories are fictional stories of looked after children. No real names or stories of children have been used in the interest of safeguarding and privacy.



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