CONNOR'S STORY

Connor is a fun-loving and energetic boy who always appears happy and chatty.

He has been living with his current foster carer for five years and has received regular respite since the age of 18 months. As his current carer is retiring, Connor needs long-term foster carers who can care for and help him thrive in a stable and loving home through to adulthood.

Connor has Asperger’s. He has a really good bedtime routine but likes to wake early - and he is good at occupying himself quietly in his room until it’s time to get up.

He sometimes struggles to make sense of communication, emotional and social requirements, so a foster carer who could help him with these would be perfect. He gets extra support with his additional needs in senior school and is also attending an Autism Unit for additional support.

Connor has some contact with his family and this would continue with the support of his new long-term foster carers.

He is generally fit and healthy, loves being energetic and enjoys swimming and taking part in musical theatre and dance. There is a dog in his current foster household who Connor loves spending time with and playing outside with when running around.

Always with a smile on his face, he has boundless energy, loves attention and has a high level of energy and enthusiasm. He takes a great interest in many activities, some of which can become extremely important to him, such as bus and train timetables. Connor's current foster carer ensures he has a variety of activities to keep him entertained and occupied.

Connor says: “I like keeping up with what is going on in the world and I get a weekly news magazine which I enjoy. I also like watching Look North and have recently been on an activity for a tour around the BBC studio with the Children's University and enjoy trips out with them during school holidays.

"I enjoy riding my bike and taking the dog out for walks with my foster carer, who I have lived with now for five years.”

Hull City Council’s Fostering Service is looking for long-term foster carers who can give Connor lots of time, energy, love and their undivided attention. Connor would need his own bedroom. Ideally you would have experience with children who have additional needs.

If this could be you get in touch today.

*Connor's name, image and some details have been changed to protect his identity

Is there is a type of fostering for you ?

More foster families are needed to care for a range of children, with the greatest need being for foster carers for older children, sibling groups, children with additional needs and unaccompanied asylum seeking children. Hull City Council Fostering is recruiting now across our local area.

You need to be over 21 and have a spare bedroom to foster .

About Hull Fostering

  • Hull Fostering supports all of its fantastic foster carers with a generous financial allowance, your own fostering social worker to support and guide your fostering journey and mentoring by experienced carers. There are also fun days out, events and foster carer discounts for the families and membership of Fostering Network as a source of independent support and advice.
  • It has foster carers across Hull and East Yorkshire, North Lincs and North East Lincs and is constantly approving new foster carers throughout the year
  • Foster carers are needed from every type of background, culture, religion, gender, sexuality and experience
  • There is a particular need for foster carers (and supported lodgings providers for young people aged 16-21yrs) who could foster children over five, sibling groups, teenagers, children with disabilities and other special needs, those who could offer a parent and child placement for 12-14 weeks) and unaccompanied children seeking asylum

Anyone who lives in Hull or within 30 miles in the surrounding areas who may be interested in Fostering to call the Fostering Team on 01482 612800 .

For more details CLICK HERE