I seem to have been on a one man mission of late to share the virtues of becoming a foster carer with any friends or members of family who I think would be suitable… and are prepared to listen!
Helen knows from her vast experience a foster carer just how much difference the Fostering Network's Don't Move Me campaign could make to vulnerable young people as they enter the world of independence. She has kindly shared her thoughts with us.<--break->
With the long summer holidays shortly upon us I thought it might be a good time to have a look at the importance of play. Play is essential for children of all ages.
During foster carer recruitment campaigns, we often hear from foster carers who are confused by the messages that their fostering service needs more carers, when they themselves are without a placement.
One of the issues I explore in my book Happy Kids is that of respect.
My name is Emma, I am 24 years of age and I would like to tell you my story.
What a fortnight. We will shortly be sending out a questionnaire to see how it went for your fostering service, but the initial feedback on this year’s Foster Care Fortnight campaign looks fantastic. Thank you to everyone who took part.
With momentum increasing in our push to get MPs across the country to support dontmoveme.org.uk, a foster carer has told us why she believes that it should be supported.
My wife and I are registered foster carers and are in favour of the amendment to the Children and Families Bill that would allow young people in foster care to remain with their carers until the age of 21, if both the young person and the carers were in favour of such an arrangement.
A foster carer tells the Fostering Network why they are supporting the Don't Move Me campaign.