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Ukraine Carers Blog

The generosity of the British people is amazing, offering our homes to people escaping the war in Ukraine. Hopefully experiencing the care of other people and the satisfaction that brings will encourage some of us to think about becoming foster carers. Recently more...

First Foster Child Blog

What happens before fostering your first child. When you apply to become a foster parent, you will receive plenty of information and training from your fostering agency. During your assessment process, you will have already discussed with your agency team about what...

About Fostering Infants

Fostering infants. Your suitability to fostering certain age groups will be appraised during your initial assessment. Most prospective foster carers prefer to foster infants. However, they may enter fostering with misconceptions. On a practical level, infants need to...

Council Bills Rise – Foster Care

Councils Face Huge Bills – Private Agencies Blog A recent article in the Guardian has highlighted the funding challenges local authorities face. It reports that private agencies lure carers from councils with improved wages and support—costing the taxpayer...

Disabled Carers Blog

Fostering with a disability Blog. There is nothing prohibiting disabled people from becoming foster carers. Indeed, they often are more empathetic to the tribulations of foster children. Disabled people often struggle to find suitable, conventional forms of work. For...

Fussy Eaters Blog

How to manage fussy eaters. It is not uncommon for foster children to have issues around food. Children from a background of abuse will have had disrupted meal-times and they might not have encountered certain foods before. Anxiety at being separated from their birth...