Mockingbird constellations are led by a hub home carer and liaison worker who support six to ten satellite families to form a supportive community based on an extended family model – the first constellations in the UK launched in late 2015.
Foster carers are in a unique financial situation. When trying to secure a mortgage, this can often lead to their income being questioned and result in difficulties securing a mortgage.
The current global pandemic has put a spike in everyone's wheels. With lockdowns across the UK and social distancing rules in place, most of the family festivities or celebrations planned for 2020 could not go ahead.
2020 might not have been the year we were expecting, but we’ve really enjoyed hearing about all your fundraising efforts and want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us this year.
I had decided from an early age that I loved school. Even though I was bullied, and I never really made friends at school, it was always better than being at home. I loved learning, I loved reading and I loved my teachers. It was my escape.
Kelly exceeded her own beliefs when she left care and was accepted to study Sociology at the University of Sunderland.
The Fostering Network has been working in Scotland to raise awareness of children’s relationships with those who are important to them, including their former foster families and influence new legislation.
This year marks five years of The Fostering Network’s Mockingbird programme in the UK.
By Daniel, a young refugee supported by the British Red Cross in Kent.
What does a media professional, who is a saxophonist and advocate for care experienced young people have in common with a PhD student, who graduated in experimental psychology and worked as a physics teacher?… A podcast. Sophia and Eva have recently launched Who cares about Research?