Welcome to Foster Care FortnightTM 2019 – the UK’s biggest annual fostering awareness campaign, developed and delivered by The Fostering Network.
I was recently asked by a woman’s magazine to write a short article about some of the most harrowing situations I had faced. It’s reproduced below. It was only when I’d written the article and reread it that I realized my most harrowing situations all related to fostering.
Having been adopted myself and then going on to work in foster care, I know how important good relationships are for looked after children and young people.
We love putting our best foot forward and striding out on a Foster Walk!
In this blog Susan Soar from our Fostering Potential programme looks at some of the research evidence around the benefits of adults and children reading
Joe is one of the many teenagers who turned their life around entirely after coming into foster care. He came a long way from not having a dream to now wanting to take on Sir Ben Ainslie, one of his biggest role models.
For four years Kerry* has fostered babies and toddlers with her husband.
BUT - it’s a short word with so much power. It can change the tone of a sentence, a conversation, a meeting. It can suck the wind from your sails. And I’m fed up with hearing it in relation to fostering.
Dorcas came into foster care when she was 14. Three years later, aged 17, she has received an offer from Oxford University to study law.
The role played by foster carers has never been more important.