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Can You Foster?

Are you eligible to become a foster carer? There is a national shortage of foster carers. Foster care can be a rewarding career where you can leave a positive impression upon the world. However, it is not without its challenges. It can take extreme love and patience...

Fostering a Teen

The benefits of fostering teenagers. There is a common perception that teenagers can be difficult to care for. This has led to a shortage of available foster homes for teenagers in need, with many foster carers preferring to foster younger children. Teenagers have as...

Misconceptions Blog

Misconceptions about foster care Blog An alarming number of people have misconceptions on the realities of being a foster carer. Despite having commendable intentions too many romanticise the industry, ignorant of the potential hardships. A lot of the children in care...

Teens Blog

The difficulties teenagers face in the foster care. To become a successful foster carer, it is important to empathise with the child in your care. Teenagers often have very unique problems and many fostering services struggles to find homes for them. In comparison to...

Rising Costs

How rising costs of living have affected the foster care industry. Through a combination of austerity, rising inflation and stagnating wage-growth millions of families are being forced below an adequate level of income. According to a recent study from the Office for...

Hobbies

The importance of encouraging hobbies. Hobbies and sports can encourage self-expression and will help foster children develop their own identities. The realisation of a skill or passion can improve self-esteem and improve their outlook on life. It can also be a...