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Birth Parents Blog |Relationships

Managing relationships with the birth parents Blog. The overriding goal of foster care is to achieve a permanent resolution for each child. Most commonly a child will return to their birth family after a period spent in care. It is therefore important to maintain...

Foster Carer Earnings Blog

Should Foster Agencies focus more on earnings? A study from The Fostering Network in 2016 found that the UK needed an extra 9,070 fostering families to meet demand. We desperately need more foster carers. Currently most fostering agencies advertise fostering as a...

Birth Parents Blog

Managing relationships with the birth parents Blog. The overriding goal of foster care is to achieve a permanent resolution for each child. Most commonly a child will return to their birth family after a period spent in care. It is therefore important to maintain...

Allegations of Abuse Neglect Blog

Dealing with allegations of abuse or neglect. It can be very upsetting for foster parents to suffer allegations of abuse or neglect from a child they have been advocating for. Such a situation is difficult enough without any additional stress. Unfortunately, foster...

Childhood Trauma Blog

Dealing with early childhood trauma Blog. Many children will arrive in care having suffered abuse or neglect. For young children trauma can have a formative effect on their psychological well-being. Their prior experiences will have established behavioural patterns....

Young People Blog

How to communicate successfully with young people Blog. Good communication skills are one of the most important qualities prospective foster carers need to develop. Young people can be notoriously hard to communicate with. Many children in care do not openly talk...