Many young people in care feel they have limited say in the decisions that affect their lives and this can have a knock-on effect on their behaviour. Having relinquished responsibility for their actions they no longer hold themselves accountable for the outcome of any negative behaviour.
Good afternoon, good community members! If you've had children on half term this week, I hope a good time was had by all. If you did something special, I'm sure we would all be interested to hear about it!
First published in Foster Care magazine: I caught up with Verónica Eva Pérez Calvo, a social pedagogue from Northern Spain, to talk about herself, and her role in The Fostering Network's Head, Heart, Hands programme.
February saw the publication of The Fostering Network’s new recruitment target for 2015.
Dominic Stevenson, senior media officer at The Fostering Network, writes: The internet, or sections of it, has found a new outrage – and while it will only last as long as the others, we wanted to put in our tuppence worth on this one.
Selam, a student from Germany, has been interning with the Head, Head, Hands programme in Staffordshire. Here is her first hand account of his story so far.
Hello again and welcome to this edition of the fortnightly round-up of your community posts and discussions. Please add your experience and insight to help answer people’s questions.
This blog is a true story, told bravely and passionately, by an anonymous young person in foster care.
Although most of us know that 18 is the age at which a young person reaches the age of majority in the UK and becomes an adult in the eyes of the law there are other significant age milestones before then, which are less well known and can cause confusion.
Welcome to the second edition of our Head, Heart, Hands newsletter. In this issue, we focus on the use of reflection to improve our practice. We have examples from supervision, social workers’ meetings and placement stability discussions.