My Name is Peter Russell and with my wife Alison have been fostering for around 18 years.
I took over the role of Chair of the Staffordshire foster carers Association at the Annual AGM in November 2013, due to Alan Hudson stepping down from the role because of business commitments.
we are an Independent association that is not directly accountable to social services.
following the development a detailed business plan which we presented to Staffordshire we were able to secure funding to move forward with our plans to improve involvement of and communication with Staffordshire foster carers, we hope to fund a depositary of information booklets, and publications within the Library system through out the county.start a text support system to quickly respond to carers request for help, support or information.
look at innovative ways to support young people in the transition to independence and enhance the support they can excess.
Fundraising - we are already well on the way to achieving Charitable status, and have a application being processed for a small lottery licence, A 50's Club is well on the way to being started and there are numerous other idea's being looked at,
we hope to have active involvement of the support groups around the county and together support each others projects and events.