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Child Safety Blog

Keeping your foster child safe at home Blog. Unfortunately, accidents do happen. As a foster parent you must ensure your home is as safe as possible. Make sure all sharp implements, such as scissors or knives, are out of reach of children or in a draw with a...

Reunification Blog

Reunification of Families Blog. Foster care is not a permanent solution. Children in care can and do return to their families. Achieving permanency for children is the fundamental aim of foster care. In conjunction with social workers a plan for reunification will be...

Fostering? Blog

Group homes or individual family based care Blog? Depending upon individual circumstance foster children can either be placed in the care of a foster family or an institution. It is important that children are kept out of harmful situations. In some cases, traditional...

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...