child development

Walking Tall

About Walking Tall

The Fostering Network in Scotland received funding from the Big Lottery Fund for a two-year project named Walking Tall. The aim was to consult primary school-aged children on their thoughts about living in foster care. This included both children in foster care and the sons and daughters of foster carers. A children’s participation worker was appointed to co-ordinate the workshops and to work alongside a steering group of volunteers to create an activity book.

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 16:21 By Daniel.Sinclairtfn on July,5th 2017

Education resources for foster carers

Supporting learning and development

The following pages will give foster carers some starting points for supporting a child's learning and development at home:

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 11:30 By admin on December,17th 2015

Fostering the Future

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

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 15:05 By admin on December,15th 2015

Fostering Achievement

Fostering Achievement was one of a range of innovative programmes that The Fostering Network runs to improve foster care and outcomes for fostered young people.

​For media enquiries regarding Fostering Achievement email The Fostering Network's media team or phone 020 7620 6441.

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 15:01 By admin on December,15th 2015

Learning and development

Foster carers keep fostered children safe and help them to achieve their potential within a tightly regulated service that places many expectations on them and requires that they have a thorough understanding of child development and the legislative and regulatory system within which they work. Depending on the needs and age of the children that they are looking after, foster carers also require an understanding of the education and healthcare systems, mental health issues, drug and alcohol dependency, child sexual exploitation, the asylum system and so on.

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 14:29 By admin on December,15th 2015