Kathleen Toner is the director of The Fostering Network in Northern Ireland and has written this blog for Foster Care Fortnight 2020
This is my fifth Foster Care Fortnight as chief executive of The Fostering Network, and each year I like to kick off the campaign by thanking all those involved in fostering for the vital role they play in the lives of children in foster care.
With the nominations for the Fostering Excellence Awards 2020 open, trustee and fostering service manager Ishara Tewary, tells us why we should all think about nominating someone we know in fostering.
Charlotte Andrew is the engagement manager at Three Circles Fostering.
Top tips for developing and delivering online training including The Skills to FosterTM Pre-approval course digital edition.
Earlier this week Daisy Elliott spoke with Beth Neil, a professor in social work from the University of East Anglia.
In this blog Jade Irwin from our Step Up Step Down programme gives some guidance about how to self-regulate and co-regulate with others to reduce anxiety.
With the Government’s clear instruction that we must stay home, alternative ways are having to be found for children to keep in touch with their birth families and other people that are important to them. The maintaining of children’s special relationships has never been more important.
Conducting fostering panels is essential but with the lockdown firmly in place, it can be challenging. Many services are now looking to virtual fostering panels as a way forward.
In this blog Susan Soar gives suggestions for craft and creative activities that fostering families can do at home during the coronavirus outbreak.