A PAIR of doting foster carers who have rehomed children for more than a decade have won a top award.

Paul and Michael Atwal-Brice, who foster for Barnsley Council, were awarded the President’s Award at The Fostering Network’s annual ceremony for their outstanding contribution to foster care.

The couple started opening their Thurnscoe home to children in care over a decade ago and they have since transformed numerous lives.

They are particularly passionate to get more people from the LGBTQ+ community to come forward to foster.

They said: “It’s all about making a difference - if we can do something, that’s what it’s all about.

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“We hope the awards give people outside of the fostering community an appreciation of the vital role fostering plays in our society.”