Meet Jim and Kay

Jim and Kay live in Kent and have been fostering for more than 11 years. They transferred to Lambeth from a private fostering agency. Their agency placed Lambeth children with them, and they soon realised that this created another layer of red tape. They decided that it made more sense to become foster carers for Lambeth and have been working with the council now for two years. In the videos below, they share their thoughts on how they approach their fostering role, the skills that you need, the rewards and satisfactions, and why they would recommend fostering older children.