Carer recognised for 30 years of fostering

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A dedicated foster carer from Doncaster who has looked after hundreds of children over three decades has been given an award to recognise her service.

Susan Stott, 56, along with her husband James, were presented with the award at a conference held by fostering agency Foster Care Associates (FCA) as part of its 20th birthday celebrations.

Susan and James were one of FCA’s first carers in the Yorkshire region 18 years ago but have actually been fostering for over 30 years.

Susan, of Moorends has been fostering children for over 30 years, since she was 23.

“I was inspired to become a foster carer to help vulnerable children who have not had the benefit of a happy and stable home environment that they all deserve,” said Susan.

She added: “Fostering has its challenges but what keeps me going is seeing the positive difference you are making to a child’s life – what can be more rewarding than that?”