With many care-experienced young people either embarking on their university career or returning for another year, we asked one care-experienced student at Kingston University about how the university's specialist KU Cares programme has supported them.
Petrina Banfield is a writer and foster carer whose passion for adoption and fostering was shaped by the discovery that her father was an identical twin who had been separated
In this blog Susan Soar from our Fostering Potential programme looks at some of the research evidence around the benefits of adults and children reading
When I fostered fourteen year old Stevie, whose story I tell in Finding Stevie, I had a sharp learning in curve in how to keep young people safe online. I learnt a lot and so did Stevie, unfortunately the hard way.
Having blogged for many years about fostering and raising children I have more recently looked at ways in which adults and young people can achieve happiness and contentment. Last time we looked at taking responsibility for our lives.
Jacqueline Heaney, careleaver-turned-social worker, gives us some valuable insights into the world of fostering and what we can do to improve the experience for everyone involved.
Are you ready to stop fostering, or have you considered stopping fostering in the past few months? I really do hope not but, it happens. Foster carers, for all sorts of reasons, sometimes decide to stop fostering and move on to other ‘adventures’.
We all need a break to ‘get away from it all,’ and that’s what holidays are there for.
Are you a newly approved foster carer and waiting for your first arrival? Here are some top tips for you from experienced carers!
This is the second blog by author Cathy Glass looking at how anger can impact our lives and the lives of those that we care for. You can read the first blog here.