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The best days of my life

Leah shares her story of foster care, being separated from siblings and how her foster carers have supported her.

Attracting and Keeping Carers - July 2015

I’ve managed to catch up with a number of you post Foster Care Fortnight™ and have been delighted to hear about all of the activity that took place.

KFC and fostered children

Dominic Stevenson, senior media officer at The Fostering Network, writes: The internet, or sections of it, has found a new outrage – and while it will only last as long as the others, we wanted to put in our tuppence worth on this one.

What's in a name?

This blog is a true story, told bravely and passionately, by an anonymous young person in foster care.

Distorted - By Danielle Kendrick

The Fostering Network occasionally receives poems, pieces of fiction and other work produced by young people in foster care. While we can't publish everything, we did feel that this piece from Danielle showed a maturity in tackling some very big issues.

Attracting and Keeping Carers - April 2014

I start this month’s blog the day after April Fools’ Day, so rest assured that this month’s AKC blog is wind-up free… although I'm sure some will beg to differ!

Cyber-bullying, are you prepared?

Cyber-bullying really is one of the dark sides of the internet. It is the use of the internet and technology to deliberately hurt, embarrass and abuse others and can be a one off or recurring.

A foster carer discusses the positive effects of staying in care

My wife and I are registered foster carers and are in favour of the amendment to the Children and Families Bill that would allow young people in foster care to remain with their carers until the age of 21, if both the young person and the carers were in favour of such an arrangement.


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