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.
Surrey has been organising outdoor days for foster families and social work staff over the last year. These activity days provide a good day out and a way of “growing together” through a common third activity.
Hello, I’m Christophe and I’m 17 years old. After finishing my GCSE’s, I’m currently at Sixth Form studying Government & Politics, Law and English Literature. I personally feel education and knowledge is an important necessity that opens a wide range of doors.
A foster carer shares his views on using the four-stage reviewing cycle in supervision in Hackney.
Gwendolyn Porter by Edith, aged 10
The First of Many Things by Chantelle, aged 9
At first I felt lonely, I didn't know my place, but all I had to do was look at my foster mum’s cheery face. It was the most beautiful face I had ever seen, I had never seen one more lovable.
Buster the foster dog by Alex, aged 15
November began with the selected 12 English local authorities joining us for a workshop as part of the Department for Education funded project to Support fostering services to recruit more foster carers.
The momentum groups – set up in some of the programme sites to keep those who have undertaken the social pedagogy courses on a continuous learning journey – in Hampshire, Somerset and Bristol & Gloucestershire have been deepening their learning and have created amazing initiatives.
Months after my foster son was taken into care, contact with his birth mother was stopped. It was judged too upsetting for him as his mother was so angry and this anger spilled out during contact.