foster carers

Your education questions answered - pt 1

The Fostering Network works with foster carers and fostering service staff to try to eradicate educational inequality amongst care experienced children compared to their peers. A Guide to the Education of Looked After Children aims to demystify the complexities of the education system, and give foster carers the confidence to engage with schools and wider services to support the young people in their care to achieve their full potential.

By Emily Hall on February,12th 2016

Attracting and Keeping Carers - November 2014

November began with the selected 12 English local authorities joining us for a workshop as part of the Department for Education funded project to Support fostering services to recruit more foster carers.
By James Foyle on November,19th 2014

Attracting and Keeping Carers - June 2014

And breathe… or maybe not if you’re part of the team processing enquiries, doing home visits and more. But this is a good thing. Hopefully you’ve achieved your expectations and received enquiries from people who could become just the type of foster carers you need. If not, get in touch and tell me why.
By James Foyle on June,20th 2014

Thank you for walking the difference

The Fostering Network would like to thank everyone who came to Walk the Difference along the River Thames yesterday, and everyone who kindly sponsored and supported the walkers.
By Dom-tFN on October,28th 2013

Attracting and Keeping Carers – June 2013

What a fortnight. We will shortly be sending out a questionnaire to see how it went for your fostering service, but the initial feedback on this year’s Foster Care Fortnight campaign looks fantastic. Thank you to everyone who took part. Hopefully the campaign has generated enquiries and will continue to do so for the coming months. Our top tips section this week looks at how to engage new enquirers and keep in touch.
By James Foyle on June,21st 2013