Caring couples pick up awards

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STEPHANIE and Ian Mousley from Kimberley joined a group of people awarded for their ‘unstinting dedication’ to fostering.

The chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council recognised eight couple’s or single parents who have fostered children for over 25 years.

Cllr Keith Walker heard from all the carers about the hundreds of children they have fostered. He heard how many of the children have gone on to have families of their own and how they regarded their foster families as surrogate grandparents. The council desperately needs 50 new foster parents, 25 of these for children over the age of ten.