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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We discuss The Fostering Network's latest report - Staying Put: An Unfulfilled Promise - which looks at Staying Put legislation four years on from its introduction in England to see how well it is enabling care experienced young people to remain living with their former foster family.
We discuss our 2018 State of the Nation's Foster Care survey which canvasses foster carers' opinions of the current fostering landscape.
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.
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.
We speak to young people in post 18 placements as well as Staying Put carers to find out how recent legislation is being implamented.
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.
The Fostering Network 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.
An interview with The Fostering Network's campaign's manager, Vicki Swain, about the priorities for the children's minister in England and our campaigns.
Music: "Sweet" - Bensound.com