This blog is a true story, told bravely and passionately, by an anonymous young person in foster care.
Although most of us know that 18 is the age at which a young person reaches the age of majority in the UK and becomes an adult in the eyes of the law there are other significant age milestones before then, which are less well known and can cause confusion.
Welcome to the second edition of our Head, Heart, Hands newsletter. In this issue, we focus on the use of reflection to improve our practice. We have examples from supervision, social workers’ meetings and placement stability discussions.
Hello! I hope you’ve all got through ‘Blue Monday’ and are ready for the fortnightly round-up of the community posts and discussions that have caught my eye in the last two weeks.
Welcome back, full of energy, innovative ideas and drive to recruit and retain the foster carers you need for 2015.
Hello! It's time once more for a community round-up. We've had a bit of a longer gap than usual - giving you time off for Christmas, of course - but we'll be resuming our fortnightly schedule from here.
The end of one year and the start of the next is often a time for reflection. A little like a review when we can ask ourselves what has gone well for us, what hasn’t gone so well, what we have achieved, what we could have done differently, and what we hope to achieve in the coming year.
As the calendar year draws to a close, this month’s Attracting and Keeping Carers blog reaches you a little earlier than normal to avoid being lost in the festivities.
I wanted to try and capture what Christmas meant to children in care. I thought the best way to do this was to use their words. Here are some quotes I’ve remembered, happy and sad. I’m sure you have plenty of others. Please share them.
A while ago I shared in my blog the story of a lumberjack. It was the story of an inspiring encounter between a hiker and a lumberjack who was working hard to cut trees with a blunt saw.