The borough's talented foster carers were celebrated at the annual Foster Carers' Ball organised by Brent Council on Saturday (5 December 2015).
The event, held at The Crown Moran Hotel in Cricklewood saw six foster carers receive awards for 'going the extra mile' in their fostering role. A special long service award was given to Patrice Thomas, who has fostered for Brent for an exceptional 31 years.
The Foster Carers' Ball is the annual celebratory event to recognise the contribution foster carers play in supporting children and young people in care.
A good foster carer changes a child's life for the better, providing them with safety, security and stability throughout their time in care.
Councillor Ruth Moher, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said:
"This evening honours all the extraordinary people who work hard to make sure that children who are unable to live with their birth families have the stability, love and support that they deserve. At Brent we strongly believe in supporting our foster carers so they can provide the best possible care to our children and young people in need."
Thanks to Wembley Park, Tricycle Theatre and Reed Recruitment for their donation of raffle prizes.
For anyone wanting to find out about fostering please visit www.brent.gov.uk/fostering. Brent also organises regular fostering information events and the next will be held on Thursday 4 February 2016, at 5.45pm at Brent Civic Centre, Wembley.