Three high flying brothers who grew up in a foster family have added their support to this year’s Sons & Daughters campaign, beginning on 1 October.
Last weekend 15 adventurers including foster carers conquered the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, to raise £4,000 to support the ongoing work of The Fostering Network.
Robert Tapsfield has left The Fostering Network after 10 years as the charity's chief executive. During his time at the helm Robert successfully led The Fostering Network through a period of growth and change, including the achievement of wide ranging campaign successes, most recently the right for young people to stay with their foster families beyond the age of 18 in England, Scotland and Wales.
The Fostering Network is backing calls made this weekend for the government to introduce an entitlement to support for children and families when they return home from care after it was revealed in a new report that an estimated £300 million is spent each year on failed reunifications of families in England.
The Fostering Network is looking for five new trustees to join the board and help the charity continue its work with foster families and fostering services, in order to ensure that fostered children can achieve the very best they can.
The Fostering Network is encouraging foster carers and fostering services to complete an online survey looking at the initial impact and implementation of the staying put legislation in England.
At this time of year, when A-Levels results are in and children are embarking on their first steps towards independence at university, many minds turn to wondering what an empty house sounds like.
The Fostering Network has responded to news reports that one in three sibling groups are being split up, following freedom of information request findings that were made public over weekend.