Could you care for Anna and Paul?

Anna, aged 6 years and her brother Paul, aged 8 years, need a foster carer/s  so  they can be cared for together in a nurturing home until they are grown up.

Anna is a 6 year old outgoing, funny little girl who loves the outdoors. She enjoys riding her bicycle and playing football. Anna really enjoys going to school and particularly enjoys after school activities such as Irish Dancing. Anna loves listening to One Direction and playing games on her Tablet.  Anna at times finds it difficult to concentrate and can experience anxiety about her past. She needs support from foster carers about this. Anna gets on well with all her peers and has a great relationship with her older brother Paul.

Paul is an 8 year old boy who is very active and loves to play football. He supports Manchester United and plays football in school. Paul really enjoys school and has a great relationship with his friends and his teachers. He loves to play games on his computer, Nintendo DS or listen to popular music. Paul at times finds it difficult to manage his feelings about his past. He needs love and assurance that he is safe. Given this, he is a very caring young boy to all those around him. Paul loves spending time with his sister Anna.

Both Anna and Paul need foster carer/s who are willing to engage with professionals and work in partnership with a multidisciplinary team in order to meet the children’s current and future needs.

The South Eastern HSC Trust provides foster carers with social work support and ongoing training.

A Regional Emergency Social Work Service is available outside of office hours.

Monthly allowances will be paid to cover the costs of caring for Anna and Paul.

Given the complexities of these two children there may be a fee.

Could you offer Anna and Paul a loving home that provides stimulation, clear boundaries and structure, whilst at the same time remaining flexible enough to meet their evolving needs until they grow up?

If you would like to hear more about Anna and Paul or fostering in general, please contact Paul Teel – paul.teer@setrust.hscni.net Tel: 028 9260 7528 or Jillian Dalton – jillian.dalton@setrust.hscni.net Tel: 028 9127 6072.

Don’t rule yourself out, get in contact with us for more information about fostering.