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The foster home as a safe space for LGBT+ children

In February LGBT+ History Month is celebrated in the UK. We are joining in by highlighting the vital contribution the LGBT+ community makes to foster care and what more can be done to ensure that both LGBT+ foster carers and young people have the best possible experience of care.

For the first blog of this series, we spoke to four LGBT+ foster carers about their role, caring for LGBT+ children and what foster carers can do to ensure that every child feels supported on their journey.

By karina auer on February,18th 2021

Attracting and Keeping Carers - December 2014

As the calendar year draws to a close, this month’s Attracting and Keeping Carers blog reaches you a little earlier than normal to avoid being lost in the festivities.
By James Foyle on December,17th 2014

Attracting and Keeping Carers - August 2014

Next month sees one of the greatest migrations of young people across the UK as hundreds of thousands leave home to begin their university education. Empty nest syndrome is well documented, and many foster carers reference a quiet home, missing the hubbub of young people and, genuine quote, "someone to make me a nice cup of tea" as a reason to consider fostering!
By James Foyle on August,22nd 2014

Attracting and Keeping Carers - May 2014 part II

There seems to be no let-up in the pace of this year’s Foster Care Fortnight activity, typified by the excellent work you’re doing in your local communities. Our media monitoring systems are reporting over 700 pieces of coverage across the UK. Many of you have been in touch telling me of activities still to come, so we may hit and surpass the magical 1,000 mark!
By James Foyle on May,22nd 2014

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!
By James Foyle on April,14th 2014

Attracting and Keeping Carers - October 2013

The i’s have been dotted and t’s have been crossed, and we can now announce the 15 local authorities that we will be working with to March 2014 to support them in their recruitment of foster carers.
By James Foyle on October,21st 2013