Fiona Smith is a virtual school head. Virtual school heads have lead responsibility within local authorities for raising the educational attainment of looked after children and ensuring they reach and exceed their potential; foster carers play a vital role in helping to do this.
Fostering Community Champions, funded by the Big Lottery, is an exciting four year project that aims to improve the outcomes of children in care by reducing the isolation experienced by many foster carers and helping young people to use their experience of foster care in a positive and meaningful
The Little Book of Big Imaginations is the result of a story writing competition held last year to celebrate the achievements of children living with foster carers, showcase their writing talent and allow them the opportunity to express their thoughts and emotions.
Ruth Jones is the Access and Inclusion Associate for Arts Award.
What a day to start at The Fostering Network – the first day of the charity’s annual Foster Care Fortnight.
Hello and welcome to the latest community round up blog. It’s been a bit quiet on here over the last few days so we thought we’d use the round-up blog as a chance to highlight how you can be part of Foster Care Fortnight™ 2015.
Welcome to the fourth edition of our Head, Heart, Hands newsletter.
This time last year, Foster Care Fortnight™ was done and dusted. But due to the five-year election cycle in the UK, we are yet to begin.
With just under a week to go though, all your planning will hopefully be on the cusp of coming into fruition.
Many of the children who come into foster care have never had regular mealtimes, sat at a dining table, or know how to use cutlery. As foster carers we appreciate mealtimes are important, but why?