Posted on: Thursday 15 December 2022
A Torfaen foster carer has received a prestigious award from the Fostering Network for her contribution to fostering.
Rosey Roynon, 62, from Garndiffaith, was given the Certificate of Excellence award after she was nominated by Victoria Parry from Foster Wales Torfaen,
Rosey has been a foster carer for 12 years and has fostered around 30 children and young people. She offers a combination of short term, long-term, respite and emergency placements, as well as day care.
Rosey, who has 2 children and 3 grandchildren, said: “When I found out I had been nominated I was really surprised and overwhelmed. To give these young people a safe place to stay and watch them grow is a privilege in itself, but to be nominated was really special.
“Having been a foster carer for about 12 years, it was nice to be recognised for something that is more than a job. It did bring a big smile and warm sense of achievement to my heart.”
The award recognises foster carers who have made an exceptional contribution to foster care.
The judges were shown comments from some of the young people Rosemary has fostered, such as: “To have a beautiful foster mum like you is one in a million. I know I can always count on you. You’re beautiful, strong, caring and loving in each and every way.”
Another young person said: “Rosey has become a very important person in my life, helping me when days were hard and always making me feel like part of the family.”
If you are interested in becoming an approved foster carer with Torfaen Council, call 01495 766669 or visit Fostering in Torfaen | Foster Wales Torfaen