July 2018

A very warm welcome to two new members of staff

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A huge welcome to Anne who has started as a Supervising Social Worker in our Tavistock office. Find out more about Anne here   Find out more about Jo here   It’s great to have you both on the team.

We are loving this weather!

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Who else is loving this weather? Lots of things on in your local areas to occupy the kids in the summer holidays https://www.familiesonline.co.uk/local/north-east-devon/in-the-know/summer-holiday-clubs-and-childcare-in-and-around-exeter-tiverton-crediton

Happy fostering anniversary

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Sue and Dave Lorimer have recently celebrated 10 years of fostering with the Fostering Foundation.  They have been fostering for 18 years and still enjoy it today as much as when they started.  Sue and Dave reflected that from Day 1 the support from the Fostering Foundation has been fantastic.  The Fostering Foundation want to thank Sue and Dave for all their hard work over the years. 

Free childcare for foster carers

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In case you missed it, the Department for Education in England formally announced that foster carers will have access to the Government’s 30 hours free childcare offer for three-and-four-year-olds from September, giving them the same rights as other working families in England. This announcement reflects a successful campaign by The Fostering Network, other organisations and foster carers. Thank you to everyone involved. More information will be available from the DfE shortly, including… Read More »Free childcare for foster carers

Bristol Summer Fete

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    A fun time was had by all at our Summer Fete held on Sunday. It was the hottest on record and the balloon bobbing was an excellent way to keep cool !!      

Autistic Spectrum Disorders Training

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We recently ran this training in our Tavistock office. Here is the feedback from one of our team who joined our carers on this training. “The training was excellent and I learned more in three hours than I did on a previous course that was for 2 days. It was accessible to people with different levels of understanding, both personally and Professionally. The facilitator gave, at times, a light hearted,… Read More »Autistic Spectrum Disorders Training

Parent & Child Support Group

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Last week the Bristol Parent & Child Support Group met up for one of their regular meetings. The group invited Izzy from Independent Domestic Violence Advice to talk to the group in order to share about The Freedom Programme, her role as an IDVA and the services available. Izzy was able to provide detail about the nature of domestic violence,  what the programme involves and how parents care can access… Read More »Parent & Child Support Group

Carers Support Group Wessex met up last week

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The carers and staff met for a support group meeting in the Community Room at Middlemoor Fire Station on 27th June 20018. As always there was plenty of time for the carers to share with the group their current situations and placements and there was lots of advice and support given where needed from the other carers and staff as well. There was also a discussion around foster children in… Read More »Carers Support Group Wessex met up last week