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WONDERFUL WOMAN: Rickmansworth foster carer helps nearly 200 children to ‘blossom’

 Published on: 25th July 2023   |   By: Darius Morgan   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Rickmansworth woman has been recognised with a carer award after fostering nearly 200 children.

Daphne Tyler was among a number of foster carers awarded for long service or exceptional service at the Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) Carer Awards at Hatfield House on July 11.

Daphne, now 77, has fostered 191 children over the last 40 years, and still remains in touch with many of them.

Together with her husband Terry, the couple welcomed children of all ages into their home. Following Terry’s death nine years ago, Daphne has continued their brilliant work.

She said: “Fostering has enriched my life. I just love children and I just can’t tell you how rewarding it is to see them grow. They’re like flowers but they just need love and care and listening to, and they just blossom. It’s just so rewarding.”

The service was attended by councillor Fiona Thomson, HCC’s cabinet member for children, young people and families.

She said: “We value each and every one of [our carers] and that is why I am so pleased that we were able to increase the skills payments this year in addition to increasing the foster carer allowances.”

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