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All About Fostering is our monthly podcast which, as the name suggests, covers issues relating to fostering. There are interviews with people involved in fostering and decision makers from the fostering community. We also discuss topics in the wider media concerning foster care.

You can download or listen to All About Fostering using the player below. 

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Episode 6 - Fostering Excellence Awards nominations

We find out a little more about the nominations process from our head of marketing and hear about what it is like to receive an award from a previous winner and the person who nominated them.

Nominate someone today!

Music: "Heartwarming" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Episode 5 - Stocktake response

Chief executive of The Fostering Network, Kevin Williams, shares the charity's response to the fostering stocktake in England report, published in February 2018. Kevin discusses fostering as a permanent option as well as the status and representation of foster carers.

Read our written response as well as a link to the full report. 

Music: "Heartwarming" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Episode 4 - Post 18 arrangements

We speak to young people in post 18 placements as well as Staying Put carers to find out how recent legislation is being implamented. Read more about the various post 18 provisions around the UK.

Music: "Heartwarming" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Episode 3 - Mockingbird

We visited Stockport to hear the thoughts of fostering service staff and foster carers on being a part of Mockingbird. Stockport Council was one of the eight original pilot sites for the programme which began in 2015. To know more about the programme in Stockport read our blog, and for further details on the programme visit our Mockingbird webpage.

Music: "Heartwarming" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Episode 2 - Foster Carers' Pay

The Fostering Network recently conducted a survey of foster carers about their pay. This podcast explores the findings of the survey with The Fostering Network's director of communications and public affairs Jackie Sanders.

More about foster carer pay.

Music: "Heartwarming" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Episode 1 - Campaigns

An interview with The Fostering Network's campaign's manager, Vicki Swain, about the priorities for the new children's minister in England and our current campaigns.

Music: "Sweet" - Bensound.com