August 2020

Foster Carer Profile – Plymouth Parent & Child, Sibling & Respite Fostering

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First names, ages and location – Debbie (57) & Chris (70). We live in Plymouth. Current / previous jobs – Chris is one of the directors of a local publishing company but also supports Debbie as the main foster carer. How did you get into fostering? We had for a number of years acted as a host family for foreign students and apprentice footballers from the local football league team.… Read More »Foster Carer Profile – Plymouth Parent & Child, Sibling & Respite Fostering

My Story – My Life as a Foster Carer

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My wife and I were approved to become foster carers and to work within The Fostering Foundation in October 2008. There is no doubt that my life changed for the better! I had previously worked for 27 years in various offices in typical 9 – 5 jobs, it was time to try something different…. About a year later, we were introduced to 2 brothers aged 7 and 8 who were… Read More »My Story – My Life as a Foster Carer

Being Left handed – a blessing or a curse?

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The 13th August is International Left Handed Day and throughout history many left-handed children have been persecuted for it, been called “sinister” and other names and forced into changing their habits. One of our Senior Social Workers, Martine, told us her story. “I’m the only left handed one in my family so have got used to being called ‘cack-handed’ and have used it to my advantage. As a child it… Read More »Being Left handed – a blessing or a curse?

My Story – My Life as a Foster Carer

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My wife and I were approved to become foster carers and to work within The Fostering Foundation in October 2008. There is no doubt that my life changed for the better! I had previously worked for 27 years in various offices in typical 9 – 5 jobs, it was time to try something different…. About a year later, we were introduced to 2 brothers aged 7 and 8 who were… Read More »My Story – My Life as a Foster Carer

National Play Day “Play helps children to learn…”

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National Play Day August 2020 “Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child’s soul.” Friedrich Froebel Play is a familiar term to us all but do we truly understand its value? Play and its importance has been recognised from as early as early as 300 BC when the infamous Aristotle referred to the importance of… Read More »National Play Day “Play helps children to learn…”