Our friends at Dreams, Britain's leading bed experts, have a regular blog about sleep called Sleep Matters Club.
I am Yacouba Traore. I am from the Ivory Coast and I have lived in the UK for about six years. I arrived alone in England as a 16-year-old asylum seeker following the murder of my parents who were political activists in my country.
When our child first arrived 6 months ago he could not speak a word of English. He was completely silent and understood very little of what we tried to communicate. He wore a permanent look of mistrust and uncertainty which made his features brittle and often impenetrable.
Happy New Year.
Over the festive period a friend of mine with a small child commented on how confusing the law is in relation to car seats and belts for children. Foster carers have regular reminders on what the laws states so I thought it might be useful to pass on the main points.
As the campaigns manager at The Fostering Network, I am increasingly being asked where The Fostering Network stands on the idea of foster carers being employed, with full workers’ rights, by a fostering service.
Welcome to the November campaigns blog. This has been a really busy month for the campaigns team!
This blog, by Megan Jarvie, head of policy and public affairs at the Family and Childcare Trust, coincides with the launch of their report Starting Out Right: Early Education and Looked After Children.
In this blog, Debbie Douglas, an experienced foster carer (and star of The Only Way Is Essex), shares ten thoughts on how she has 'survived' being a foster carer.
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Within the Children and Social Work Bill, currently going through parliament, are plans from the Westminster Government to create a new regulator for social workers called Social Work England.
£212 a week. According to insurance company LV=, the average cost of bringing up a child is just over £11,000 per year. That’s £212 a week. If you’re a parent, like me, then that sort of figure will probably come as no surprise to you.