Fosterline would like to congratulate ten amazing foster carers who have been appointed Members of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. They have all received this accolade for their services to children and families.
Mrs Jackie Barnett, who fosters for Hertfordshire County Council.
Mrs Jackie Bennett and Mr Clifford Alan Bennett, who foster for Wolverhampton City Council.
Mr Philip Gilbert and Mrs Kathleen Gilbert, who foster for Peterborough City Council.
Mr Frederick Hanson and Mrs Violet Hanson, who foster for Herefordshire Council.
Mrs Kathleen Shayler and Mr Roy Shayler, who foster for Wolverhampton City Council.
Mrs Patrice Thomas, who fosters for the London Borough of Brent.
Fosterline would like to congratulate all foster carers who do an incredible job in supporting young people in need. Our advisors are on hand to offer a friendly ear to foster carers who need someone to talk to and are able to offer advice to those who are thinking about fostering. You can call us on 0800 040 7675.
Fosterline would also like to congratulate the following:
Ms Enza Smith, Founder of Kinship Carers UK on her MBE
Mrs Janice Pallas, Chair of the NSPCC Fundraising Committee, Newcastle upon Tyne on her MBE
Mrs Jill Woodhouse, Children’s services practitioner for the NSPCC on her MBE
Professor Julia Selwyn, Professor and Director of Hadley Centre for Adoption and Foster Care Studies, Bristol University on her CBE
Mr Hugh Thornbery, Chief Executive of Adoption UK on his CBE
Mr John Cameron, Head of Helplines, Child Protection Operations, NSPCC helpline on his OBE
Mr Robin Douglas, Chair of Trustees for The Who Cares? Trust on his OBE
Mrs Janet Rees, Co-founder of Foster Care Associates on her OBE
To read the full list of New Year Honours for 2016 click here