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Foster Carer’s Pay

Foster carers are still underpaid Blog. A study by the Fostering Network has discovered that only one in ten foster parents receive the national living wage for a 40-hour week. Only 58% receive a fee in addition to their allowance. All foster carers in the UK receive...

Long Term Care Blog

Blog – Achieving permanence long term. The aim of foster care is to achieve a state of permanence for a child. In most cases, children return to live with their birth families or guardians after a period in care. However, for those who cannot return home there...

Therapeutic Child Care Blog

Therapeutic child care Blog. Therapeutic child care is designed to help children or young people who have been affected by early life trauma. Therapeutic child care is achieved through a complete understanding of trauma and individual development requirements....

Foster Care Types Blog

The different types of foster care. There are many different types of foster care in the UK. Depending upon your individual circumstances you may find that one form of foster care is more suited to you. •Emergency foster care: Emergency foster carers need to be...

Fostering Grief Blog

Managing grief in foster children Blog. Grief is not uncommon in foster children. Imagine being forced from your family, for reasons you cannot understand. Foster children have suffered a tremendous loss, which can lead to apathy and a deep sadness. This often goes...

Eating Disorders Blog

BLOG – Eating disorders in foster children. Foster children can enter care with bad eating habits. This could be caused by abuse or neglect. Many will never have received a healthy balanced diet. Poor diet is the leading cause of death in the UK, and costs the...