2019 has been fundraising-tastic here at The Fostering Network! It’s been brilliant to work with many of you on your fundraising journeys – we are extremely grateful to you for raising as much as you can so that we can support those who foster and the children in their care.
Jon Powton became a foster carer with the National Fostering Agency, part of the National Fostering Group, eight years ago. He started fostering because he wanted to steer his life in a new direction. Jon has muscular dystrophy – a muscle wasting condition that is life limiting.
APFEL (Acting for Promotion of Fostering at a European Level) is a European gathering of a variety of stakeholders who meet each year somewhere in Europe to debate and share resources and best practice to promote and improve foster care.
Last week Ofsted, the organisation responsible for inspecting fostering services and local authorities in England, released their annual data relating to English fostering.
Kevin Williams, our chief executive, reflects on 30 years of the Children Act.
The Children Act 1989 was a landmark law for England and Wales giving every child the right to protection from abuse and exploitation and set out ways to safeguard their welfare. Colleagues at The Fostering Network reflect on the Act 30 years on.
It is widely recognised that the relationships of care experienced children and young people need to be prioritised, yet our latest report Not Forgotten: The importance of keeping in touch
Diana Omokore is a medical science student at De Montfort University with the goal of becoming a paediatric surgeon. In this blog Diana tells us how she managed to focus on her education despite a number of moves between foster families and why she loves university.
Finlay’s parents became foster carers over a decade ago and even though he has moved out already, the 26-year-old is still very involved in his family’s fostering. Finlay is certain that he became the person he is today thanks to his upbringing.
The Foster Care Transforming Lives conference taking place in Edinburgh on 20 November will explore the similarities, differences and developments in foster care systems acro