When you have looked after over 100 children during 30 years as foster carers, retiring from fostering is a significant change. Eileen and Ian became foster carers almost three decades ago, now they are in their eighties and ready to settle down.
With a new year of raising funds beckoning us, we caught up with Nicky and Anne who work at Jancett Childcare and Training.
On behalf of The Fostering Network may I wish you a very peaceful and happy 2020, and thank you for all that you do every day for children and young people living in foster care.
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.