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Mockingbird: A new way to foster

Mockingbird is an innovative programme for delivering foster care which can bring significant benefits to the lives of fostered children and those who look after them. Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council has been part of the programme since its inception in 2015.

With the right support we can do so much more

Sarah Jones is a foster carer with Foster Swansea and a foster carer ambassador with The Fostering Network. Sarah was invited to speak at the National Fostering Framework conference in March. In this blog Sarah shares the key parts of her speech.


Foster carers offer children day-to-day care within their homes. This is a rewarding but challenging job. But foster carers are not alone – they work as part of the team around a child, and must be supported by others in that team to ensure that children are receiving the best possible care. The level and type of support that they need may change with each child in placement and at different times.

Happy New Year!

The end of the year is traditionally considered a good time to reflect on what we have achieved during the year. It can come as a surprise to see how much we have been doing. Often we’re too busy doing it to notice.

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