Foster carers’ children are a vital part of many fostering families. We spoke to the winners of our 2017 Outstanding Contribution by Sons and Daughters Award to find out why they love being a part of their fostering family and what it was like winning a national award.
I’ve often thought that, for our foster son, coming to live with us must have been like being plucked from his bed and finding himself firmly ensconced on the moon. This is not because we are particularly strange per se but because of all the foreignness we came wrapped in.
A blog from our chief executive, Kevin Williams.
Jacqueline Heaney - Senior Supervising Social Worker at Integrated Fostering Service.
In her first blog Jacqueline talks about how she became a supervising social worker including her time in care and job as a DJ.
Welcome to the latest blog from the policy team at The Fostering Network.
The Fostering Network catches up with Ricky Weir, former Players Footballer of the Year in the Jersey Premier League and current founder and chairman of the Jersey2Africa4Football initiative.
Foster carers inhabit a strange world. It is one where black and white don’t exist in isolation but bleed into one another.
Kirk Hawksworth is a senior supervising social worker for TACT (The Adolescent and Children’s Trust) and has been delivering Fostering Changes training in recent years as part of the Confidence in Care Consortium.
There are times in life when all of us need a bit of support.
Leah shares her story of foster care, being separated from siblings and how her foster carers have supported her.