Kent calls for more adopters

Kent is in need of more adopters and Kent County Council is holding an event on Tuesday, July 11th 2017 so people can hear more about this life-changing decision.   This information event will allow individuals to learn more about adoption and the children who need adoptive families in Kent. There will be a formal presentation…

Kent foster carer awarded MBE

A Kent foster carer who has been named in the Queen’s birthday honours list has described the nomination as a “complete surprise.” Teresa Carpenter, who has been fostering for 19 years with her husband Peter, received a letter after being nominated by one of her foster children. She commented: “I opened the letter a few…

Ofsted confirms Kent County Council delivers good service to children and families

Kent County Council is delivering a ‘good’ service to children and families. Leaders and senior managers have responded purposefully and methodically to service weaknesses, resulting in strengthened services and improved outcomes for children. Twelve Ofsted inspectors spent more than three weeks visiting KCC children’s service centres and meeting staff, parents and children across the county…

Positive future for Wayfarers Care Home

A decision was made by Kent County Council in February 2016 to sell Wayfarers Care Home in Sandwich as a going concern and a purchaser has now been selected. Using the services of a specialist agent who is experienced in selling care homes, multiple offers were received and evaluated by senior staff in Kent County…

Open your heart to fostering in Herne Bay

A fostering information event is being held in Herne Bay on 7 February to help boost recruitment in this vital sector. More carers are needed across the county to help provide stable, permanent homes for vulnerable young individuals, which can make a crucial difference to their future. Prospective foster carers can hear presentations from people…

Kent foster carers thanked by Council Leader

The Leader of Kent County Council, Paul Carter, has personally congratulated a Kent couple who’ve been awarded MBE’s for their services to children in the county. Ron and Rinie Upton have fostered a total of 151 children and were invited to County Hall to discuss their career as foster carers that spans an astonishing 32…