Until now there has been little investigation in to the costs that foster carers bear in order to provide the extra accommodation space that their fostered children require, or the implication on foster carer recruitment and retention.
The Fostering Network is pleased to announce that early bird places are now available for our conference, Permanence in Foster Care: improving choices and life chances for children and young people, which will take place on Thursday, 17 September.
The UK’s leading fostering charity, The Fostering Network welcomes the appointment of Lord Laming to lead the review, as well as the focus on placement stability and how authorities handle behaviour. However, they also call on the review to be wary of stigmatising children and young people in care.
We are delighted that a number of members of The Fostering Network have been recognised in the birthday honours list for their services to foster care.
Children's minister in England, Edward Timpson MP, has backed the 2015 Foster Care Fortnight campaign.
Politicians, councillors and representatives from across the fostering sector will be joining the Minister for Health and Social Services Mark Drakeford AM, at a Senedd reception held by The Fostering Network to celebrate the role of foster care on Fostering in Wales Day, Friday 12 June.
The Fostering Network, as part of The Alliance for Children in Care and Care Leavers, has called for a clearer definition of what care in England aims to achieve with the launch of its New Vision.
An inspirational foster carer from County Tyrone, who is carrying on her family tradition of fostering, was been awarded the 2015 Foster Carer of the Year award, sponsored by Centra, at The Fostering Network Northern Ireland’s Foster Carer of the Year Awards ceremony on Friday 5 June.
As part of their 90th anniversary celebrations, the generous people at Lyons Holiday Parks, who own eight stunning parks throughout North Wales, are offering 90 free holidays to foster carer members of The Fostering Network.
Superstars from the world of sport have thrown their support behind foster carers this Foster Care Fortnight 2015, and called for people to come forward to see if they have the skills needed to foster.