Debbie has been a foster carer for one year. She cares for two sisters who live with her permanently. Debbie says:
Being a foster carer is one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs in the world. To be there when a 14 year old learns to ride a bike for the first time is an amazing experience, to get a hug for helping them is humbling.
There are teenagers in care that need adults they can trust, that will listen to their views and opinions with respect, and will communicate with them on their level. My 15 year old foster daughter tells me it is important to have an adult to talk to.
Debbie values the support she gets from the fostering service, and finds the ongoing training available to all foster carers to be extremely helpful. Like all Cornwall Council foster carers, Debbie is treated with great respect and considered to be a professional. Her views are very much taken into consideration when decisions are being made.