FCA reports educational success for care leaver

From: Foster Care Associates
Published: Wed Sep 19 2012

FCA has announced a care leaver from Cwmavon has secured a place at university to study event management.

Zoey Morgan (18) who has been in care for the past five years with Foster Care Associates (FCA), was thrilled to receive her A-level results last month, confirming her place at Glamorgan University. Zoey has all the backing from FCA as well as her committed foster carer, Julia Cox who has supported the youngster throughout her teenage life.

Zoey's triumph at A-level included a pass in the Welsh Baccalaureate as well as English Literature, English Language and Health & Social Care. It follows her GCSE success where she attained four B grades and two C grades. A former pupil at St Joseph's 6th form centre in Port Talbot, Zoey now has her sights firmly set on fulfilling her ambition to become a wedding planner.

Commenting Zoey said: "I am so thrilled to be going to Uni and can't wait to start. This marks a new and exciting chapter in my life.

"I will really miss my carer Julia who has been my rock, supporting and encouraging me with my studies."

Zoey came into care with FCA at the age of 13 and has flourished with the help of her carer Julia. As a single carer, Julia has demonstrated unswerving commitment to the youngster with compassion and understanding. Stability in a family setting has been the backbone to success.

Education liaison officer at FCA Cymru, Darren Sykes Wilks added: "At FCA our focus is about meeting the individual needs of every child or young person we look after.

"In Zoey's case, FCA was able to offer private tuition to support her school studies. We are hugely proud of Zoey and her achievements. She has worked incredibly hard and we wish her the very best of luck as she continues on her journey through life. Thanks to the dedication from foster carer Julie, this achievement is certainly worth celebrating."

FCA Cymru is a leading independent foster care agency in Wales. With regional headquarters in Swansea, the organisation works in partnership with local authorities, delivering quality care in a family setting for vulnerable youngsters who are cared for by the agency's 200 foster families across the whole of Wales.

Those who think they could make a difference to the life of a young person through fostering can call FCA Cymru on 0800 023 4561 or visit www.iwanttofoster.com.

About Foster Care Associates:
Foster Care Associates (FCA), part of the Core Assets Group Ltd, is the UK's leading Independent Fostering Agency, with offices operating throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Working in partnership with Local Authorities and Health Trusts throughout the UK, FCA aims to provide 'quality care in a family setting' for over 2900 foster children who are looked after by the agency's 2200 foster families.

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