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Blog – Deciding to Foster

Blog – When not to foster. Due to the national shortage of foster carers, many carers are often feeling pressured into taking on cases they are not equipped to manage. This can include children with serious behavioural problems or disabilities. Without the...

Work Blog

Managing a full-time job and foster caring Blog. Many potential carers are keen to make a positive impact upon a child’s life but might be unable to commit to it full-time. Some are even unaware that it is possible to be a foster carer and have a separate career. It...

Sleep Blog

BLOG – Is your child getting enough sleep? Foster children may have a range of associated issues that could lead to disrupted sleep. Experts estimate that younger children need 10 to 11 hours of sleep a night and that older children need 8 – 9 hours. A healthy...

Exams Blog

Managing exam stress Blog. Unfortunately, we all must sit exams. This is a stressful period in every child’s life. However, it can be especially stressful for foster children. Foster children may have had a disruptive educational upbringing and might not have...

Blog | Fostering Confidence

How to raise a confident foster child. Confidence is key in overcoming adversity. It is understandable that some foster children will not be as confident as their peers. Being placed in the foster care system can have a negative effect on a child’s self-esteem....

Friendships Blog

The importance of encouraging friendships. Foster children are particularly vulnerable. Through this period of upheaval, they will have lost their established support network. Older children especially will be reluctant to be open towards their foster carers. This is...