Foster carers in Hounslow have been recognised for their work with children across the borough at the annual carers award ceremony.

Now in its 19th year, the awards recognise the long service and outstanding commitment of carers in looking after children and young people.

The event was held at the Clayton Hotel in Chiswick , with 20 carers being recognised for service of at least 10 years.

"Each year we hear about the truly wonderful dedication that our foster carers show to the children in our care" said the cabinet member for education and children’s services at Hounslow Council, Councillor Tom Bruce.

He added: "They provide a safe, secure and stable home and just as importantly care and affection, for however long these children and young people are with them.

"It’s fantastic to see so many carers who have been fostering for so long, which goes to show how rewarding being a foster carer can be."

Dedication award: Paul and Tracy Treadway with the Mayor of Hounslow, Cllr Sue Sampson and cllr Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services and Youth Services, Hounslow Council

Awards were presented to the following carers:

10 years of service

  • Naila and Nazir Akhtar
  • Freweini Abreha and Goitom Mebrahtu
  • Jacqueline Arnold and Trevor Eveleigh
  • Jasminder Brar
  • Robin and Debbie Oldcorn
  • Iffat and Sultan Mahmood

15 years of service

  • Tracy and Paul Treadaway
Dedication award: Sultan Mahmood collects an award on behalf of him and his wife Iffat Mahmood, pictured with the Mayor of Hounslow, Cllr Sue Sampson and cllr Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services and Youth Services

20 years of service

  • Paul and Marianne Davies
  • Denise and Nigel Sargeant
  • Angie Worsfold

25 years of service

  • Bhinder Bhomra
  • Theresa Potter

The event was attended by The Queen's representative, deputy lieutenant for Hounslow, Maria Pedro, Mayor of Hounslow, Councillor Sue Sampson, leader of Hounslow Council Steve Curran and Councillor Tom Bruce, cabinet member for education, children’s services and youth services.

The council's fostering team and director of children's services were also in attendance.

Hounslow currently has 110 approved households providing foster care but the council is keen to hear from other residents who are interested in becoming foster carers.

For more information about what the role entails, visit the council's website.

For more details on the service, visit .

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