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Campaigns blog, September 2017

Read the latest blog from our campaigns team, featuring campaigns news from across the UK. Don't forget to also check out our new podcast, All About Fostering, which features our campaigns manager, Vicki Swain.

All About Fostering podcast

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Music (unless stated): "Heartwarming" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ 

Summer 2017 - Summer 2017

Campaigns Blog July 2017

A sunny welcome to the latest news from the campaigns team at The Fostering Network.

Foster Carers' Charter

The latest State of the Nation’s Foster Care report highlighted that foster carers do not always feel treated as an equal member of the team and they are not getting the support they need to do their vital role. A charter can help to address these issues by setting clear expectations for how foster carers should be treated, trained and supported. The agreement can also help to build understanding between fostering services and foster carers.

Campaigns Blog *Election Special*

The UK General Election takes place on 8 June, and despite the short notice it is nevertheless an important opportunity to both raise the profile, and campaign to improve, foster care.

December campaigns blog

As the campaigns manager at The Fostering Network, I am increasingly being asked where The Fostering Network stands on the idea of foster carers being employed, with full workers’ rights, by a fostering service.

November Campaigns Update

Welcome to the November campaigns blog. This has been a really busy month for the campaigns team!

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