The Fostering Network catches up with Ricky Weir, former Players Footballer of the Year in the Jersey Premier League and current founder and chairman of the Jersey2Africa4Football initiative.
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Foster carer champions are a group of volunteers who provide peer support for foster carers that need extra help or a good listening ear. The champions group meet monthly for training and support from The Fostering Network in Scotland.
Walking Tall is one of a number of innovative programmes that The Fostering Network runs to improve foster care and outcomes for fostered children and young people.
For more information about Walking Tall email Kirsteen Marshall.
For media enquiries email The Fostering Network’s media team or ring 020 7620 6441.
Fostering Excellence is one of a number of innovative programmes run by The Fostering Network.
Tips for foster carers
Speak to your young person
Why is education important?
Education can mean many things. One aspect is schooling, another is exams, tests, and qualifications, and yet another is learning and personal development and growth.
School is a vital part of all of this. It can often provide continuity and stability when a fostered child or young adult’s life is in turmoil.
Fostering the Future is one of several innovative programmes The Fostering Network runs to improve foster care and outcomes for fostered young people and foster and kinship foster carers.
For more information about Fostering the Future phone The Fostering Network in Northern Ireland on 028 9070 5056, or contact Mikhaila Woods.
Working with ‘the team around the child’
Foster carers are part of what’s often termed ‘the team around the child’ which is responsible for the wellbeing and development of a fostered child. This team includes the foster carer, their supervising social worker, the child’s birth family and the child’s social worker, as well as a number of other people, such as education and health professionals, depending on the child’s specific needs.
Foster carers can, and do, make a real difference to the lives of children and young people who come into their care.
They do this by working with a range of other professionals in the ‘team around the child’ to provide security, stability, and support at a crucial time in the child’s life. They will often provide children with their first experience of a positive family life.