We have been disappointed with the negative portrayal of care and the experience of looked after children in some media over the last few days, surrounding the new documentary series by Lemn Sissay.
Back in October, we spoke to Shane from Dreams beds, who was captain of a corporate challenge team made up of adventurous souls doing the National Three Peaks challenge - summiting Brita
Selina is a social worker and care experienced. She came into care when she was nine years old and lived with her foster family until she turned 18. Selina is convinced that the positive family experience as a foster child enabled her to live the happy life she leads now.
We hear from Alex Shewring, the daughter of a foster carer, about what being a foster sibling means to her
There are a number of high profile, multi-million pound football teams in north London that footie fans can get passionate about, but the group that has been put together by the Care Leavers teams at Brent Council, also has much to shout about.
This weekend a team of 14 hardy souls from our corporate supporter Dreams will embark on the National Three Peaks challenge- a gruelling physical challenge which consists of climbing Britain’s highest three peaks in just 24 hours!
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.
Michelle, who is running our Foster Carer Retention project is aiming to find out why foster carers stop fostering and what can be done to address some of the common factors behind the decison to leave the role.
The relationship between fostered children and their former foster carers is increasingly being recognised as extremely important to the development and wellbeing of the child.