Sarah (15)

Hi, my name is Sarah and I am 15. I am quite shy when you first meet me but once I get to know you I am happy and ready for hugs. I find it very difficult to learn and go to a special school which I love. My teacher says that I am working well and trying my best. I have a lot of friends and am in the choir and samba band. I am usually very healthy but have epilepsy which my carers help me manage. This doesn’t stop me doing anything I want to do.

I sometimes like to do things my own way and can struggle being told what to do. My carers help me with this and explain why I can’t do certain things. I love playing on my X-Box, making 3D lego and doing jig-saws. I am very arty and love colouring in which chills me out and making crafts. I really love dogs and other animals and want a job working with them when I am older.

 Like most girls of my age I love to go shopping for clothes, make-up and nail varnish. I enjoy meeting my friends at all the local clubs I go to.

I need foster carers who can look after me until I am eighteen.

The South Eastern HSC Trust provides foster carers with social work support and on-going training.

A Regional Emergency Social Work Service is also available after hours.

There will be a package of support available from Community Nursing Services and the Children’s Disability Team

Monthly allowances will be paid to cover the costs of caring for Sarah and due to her complex needs an additional fee will be paid.

If you would like to hear more about Sarah or fostering in general please contact Jillian Dalton, Fostering Recruitment and Assessment Team, South Eastern Trust on (028) 9127 0672 or e-mail jillian.dalton@setrust.hscni.net