The Fostering Network
The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity. We are the essential network for fostering, bringing together everyone who is involved in the lives of fostered children.
We support foster carers to transform children’s lives and we work with fostering services and the wider sector to develop and share best practice.
We work to ensure all fostered children and young people experience stable family life and we are passionate about the difference foster care makes.
We champion fostering and seek to create vital change so that foster care is the very best it can be.
13 charities and organisations have called upon the Westminster Government to overturn the discriminatory decision to exclude all fostered children from accessing the additional 15 hours free childcare.
Kevin Williams, chief executive of The Fostering Network and a member of the expert working group, said: ‘Half of all looked after children have a diagnosable mental health disorder and five times as many children in care have low subjective wellbeing compared to children in the general populatio
Tuesday, 12 September, 2017 to Tuesday, 5 December, 2017Llety Cynin, Llangynin Rd, St Clears, Carmarthenshire SA33 4JR
As part of the Confidence in Care Consortium, The Fostering Network Wales are delivering free Fostering Changes training programmes across Wales exclusively for foster carers from independent fostering providers. The courses are open to all foster carers regardless of their experience and relationship to the children they look after.
Thursday, 30 November, 2017Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS
After feedback from our members and the success of our recent roadshows, we will be taking our popular national conference on the road in 2017/18. We will be delivering 12 conferences across the UK to give members the opportunity to explore local, regional and national issues in fostering.
Tuesday, 9 January, 20181 Red Hall Court, Wakefield, WF1 2UN
The Agency Decision Maker course aims to increase confidence for decision makers in carrying out their role, and to understand how to make decision making compliant with current legislation and case law, this course also considers the practice implications of this work.