Something bad happened

Dr Dawn Huebner is a clinical psychologist specialising in the treatment of anxious children. Her latest book Something Bad Happened guides children and the adults who care about them through tough conversations about serious world events in the news. Here she tells Daniel Sinclair about the book and her motivation for writing it

By DavidEggboro on March,19th 2020

Director of Practice and Scotland

The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity. We are dedicated to creating a better future for fostered children and young people. We bring together everyone who is involved in their lives, leading, inspiring, motivating and supporting them to make foster care better.

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 15:38 By Neha Shah on September,20th 2021

Mockingbird: A really big family

Six young people from across the UK have been working together this year to create a film which shares their experiences of being part of Mockingbird constellations.

 

By lizzie.thomas on September,15th 2021

I hope so much one day to see my family again

Lucy Stevens is a foster carer and a recruitment and placements manager for Eastern Fostering Service. She has previously blogged for The Fostering Network about her experiences looking after a young person from Afghanistan and the asylum process. In this blog Lucy gives us an update on her and her former foster son’s situation in the light of the recent events in his home country.

By Lucy Stevens on August,30th 2021

Practice Service Administrator


A unique opportunity has arisen for a motivated and energetic individual to join a well-established team to provide effective administrative operational activities to support the work of the Independent Support Service and Practice Support Team. 

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 13:24 By DavidEggboro on August,27th 2021

Communications and Marketing Assistant

The Fostering Network

Salary: £19,147 - £26,805pa plus £3,737 London Weighting allowance (if applicable)
Hours: 36
Location: Flexible

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 16:29 By Alfie Cross on August,25th 2021

Project Worker - Educationalist

 

The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity. We are dedicated to creating a better future for fostered children and young people. We bring together everyone who is involved in their lives, leading, inspiring, motivating and supporting them to make foster care better. Together with our members and supporters we are a powerful catalyst for change, and we’ve been shaping and influencing the fostering agenda for more than 40 years.

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 15:55 By Alfie Cross on August,24th 2021

A Case for Change for foster care – improvements that need to be made

In June 2021, the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care in England published their Case for Change document. The document aims to set out the problems the children’s social care sector is faced with. It also gives everyone with care experience or in the children’s social care workforce the opportunity to understand the Review team’s thinking and tell them what has been overlooked.

We think the document fell short in many areas, so we have written a response informed by our members to highlight what is missing. 

By Daisy Elliott on August,18th 2021

Why panel members should be more self aware

Dr Arlene Weekes believes that the decisions that fostering and adoption panel members make are too often influenced by their own biases and backgrounds. She is calling for radical reform of how they are hired – and fired

By DavidEggboro on August,18th 2021