Kathleen Toner, director of The Fostering Network in Northern Ireland, outlines our role in shaping the proposed new children’s legislation in Northern Ireland and the merits of updating the law
Our recent Health Matters project in Scotland has been exploring issues relating to foster carers’ health
We often describe ourselves as a family that fosters to include all family members, but I think it is easy to forget just what an important role our children play – birth children, adopted children and those staying with us long term.
A sunny welcome to the latest news from the campaigns team at The Fostering Network.
Our regular blogger Lucy Stevens wrote this poem after being inspired by one of her fostering service's foster carers who she says is doing amazing work
Respite can be extremely positive for children and carers alike but the change in routine and environment can also be disruptive.
A key part of of The Fostering Network's role is to raise the profile of fostering and further the understanding of fostering among the wider society.
Debbie Douglas is a foster carer and the Westminster Government's fostering ambassador. Here she talks about the multiple roles a foster carer takes on - and how proud she is to say that she is a foster carer.
Lydia Bright grew up in a fostering household and is now one of the stars of The Only Way is Essex. Here she shares why she is proud to be part of a fostering family.
Kathleen Toner, director of The Fostering Network in Northern Ireland, what we are doing to celebrate Foster Care Fortnight in Northern Ireland and the future of foster care in the nation