This year marks five years of The Fostering Network’s Mockingbird programme in the UK.
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The UK’s leading fostering charity has developed a cost-effective, sustainable model of foster care, with more capacity to care for children and young people than other existing fostering models.
This was the finding of an evaluation report published today by the Department for Education about The Fostering Network’s award-winning Mockingbird programme.
Since Foster Care Fortnight 2018 Niki Clemo has joined The Fostering Network having previously worked as a senior
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Hub home carers are at the centre of each of our Mockingbird contellations, so we thought we would let you know what their role involves.
Our Mockingbird programme is growing rapidly, with new constellations (fostering households gathered around a hub home which offers planned and emergency respite, advice, training and support) popping up across the country.
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.
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This blog summarises our Big Issue article from Issue 169 of Foster Care magazine about foster carers’ health and wellbeing.
Melissa Green is the director of operations for The Fostering Network. In this blog Melissa highlights the importance of stability in foster care and how our Mocking programme is delivering it.