All About Fostering

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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.

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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)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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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.

Music: "Heartwarming" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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More about foster carer pay.

 

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