Dominic Stevenson, senior media officer at The Fostering Network and published poet, shares his thoughts on creativity:
My name is Matthew Miller I am 16 years of age and I have been in care all my life. I have had a lot of foster carers in this time until I was finally moved to my present carers 8 years ago.
Andrew Mulley was a teenage tearaway, by his own admission, but, after a chance meeting, hard work and the support of those around him, he has now realised his dream of becoming a pilot. Here is Andrew’s story in his own words.
Don’t Move Me was the successful campaign led by The Fostering Network to allow young people to stay with their foster carers until the age of 21. This came into law in England in 2014 (Staying Put), Scotland in 2015 (Continuing Care) and Wales in 2016 (When I Am Ready).
Stephen (name has been changed) is a teenager from Northern Ireland who is part of The Fostering Network’s Fostering Achievement programme.
Dear foster carer
Foster carers hold a very special place at the heart of our communities.
Welcome to the tenth edition of our Head, Heart, Hands newsletter.
Jean Boag nominated her employer for a Fostering Excellence Award in 2015 for their willingness to provide flexible working hours to enable Jean to become a foster carer.
Tony Round is The Fostering Network’s fundraising manager. In this blog, Tony discusses the need for more flexible and supportive workplaces to encourage working people to foster and support foster carers in employment.
Tony Acott has been fostering with his wife for 10 years in Newport, South Wales. They foster a young boy and provide emergency respite support.