Rosemary Mazzone is a recently retired foster carer from Ramsey on the Isle of Man who was awarded the British Empire Medal last year for services to youth and the community and gained the accolade of the Pride in Mann Community Champion award in 2015.
The day, when it arrives is cold and wet, unremarkable in many ways for January. But this day is remarkable because it’s the day that’s been looming over us for six months. It’s the day of our foster son’s substantive interview at the Home Office.
Our friends at Dreams, Britain's leading bed experts, have a regular blog about sleep called Sleep Matters Club.
I am Yacouba Traore. I am from the Ivory Coast and I have lived in the UK for about six years. I arrived alone in England as a 16-year-old asylum seeker following the murder of my parents who were political activists in my country.
When our child first arrived six months ago he could not speak a word of English. He was completely silent and understood very little of what we tried to communicate. He wore a permanent look of mistrust and uncertainty which made his features brittle and often impenetrable.
Happy New Year.
Over the festive period a friend of mine with a small child commented on how confusing the law is in relation to car seats and belts for children. Foster carers have regular reminders on what the laws states so I thought it might be useful to pass on the main points.
As the campaigns manager at The Fostering Network, I am increasingly being asked where The Fostering Network stands on the idea of foster carers being employed, with full workers’ rights, by a fostering service.
Welcome to the November campaigns blog. This has been a really busy month for the campaigns team!
This blog, by Megan Jarvie, head of policy and public affairs at the Family and Childcare Trust, coincides with the launch of their report Starting Out Right: Early Education and Looked After Children.
In this blog, Debbie Douglas, an experienced foster carer (and star of The Only Way Is Essex), shares ten thoughts on how she has 'survived' being a foster carer.
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