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Ofsted: The Fostering Foundation is rated ‘Good’ across all areas of practise by Ofsted

Ofsted: The Fostering Foundation is rated “Good” across all areas of practise by Ofsted

The Fostering Foundation is proud to share that we have been rated ‘Good’ across all areas of practice following an inspection by Ofsted. The Fostering Foundation was inspected by Ofsted between 21st and 24th March 2022 and the report, released today 25th May 2022, makes note of our child-centred care, strong advocacy for children, and the peer support programmes we have launched to help support our fostering communities. The report… Read More »Ofsted: The Fostering Foundation is rated “Good” across all areas of practise by Ofsted

Bristol Foster Carer Accepts Challenge to Support Charity

Bristol Foster Carer Accepts Challenge to Support Charity

One of our Bristol Foster Carers, Saadat, is taking on a challenge with his two sons to reach K2 base camp. Saadat is doing this to raise money for the “Brain Tumour Research” charity in memory of his mother who died at the age of just 34. Saadat said “I’ve trekked many of North Pakistan’s mountains before, to a height of 3000m, however I know that getting to Base Camp… Read More »Bristol Foster Carer Accepts Challenge to Support Charity

Parent & Child Fostering - Types of Foster Care

What is Parent and Child Fostering? The short-term care with life-changing impact

We take a look at Parent and Child Fostering, and how this 12-week placement can change the lives of entire families   Research tells us that fostering can have an enormous positive impact on the wellbeing of a child or young person. Parent and Child Fostering is one such strand of fostering which enables birth parent/s to demonstrate how they can continue to meet the basic needs of their child/ren… Read More »What is Parent and Child Fostering? The short-term care with life-changing impact

Victoria Joins our Exeter Region Fostering Team

Victoria Joins our Exeter Region Fostering Team

Please welcome the latest addition to the Fostering Foundation teamVictoria joins our Exeter Region Fostering team in and around East & Mid Devon, Teignbridge, Torbay. South Somerset, Dorset as a Supervising Social Worker. Victoria said “I have been qualified as a social worker since 2020, and since this time, I have worked in different sectors of social work, including front line in a local authority setting. I have always had… Read More »Victoria Joins our Exeter Region Fostering Team

Jenny is a new Plymouth area foster carer with a long experience caring for children

Fostering and Part Time Work – Plymouth Foster Carer

Jenny, a foster carer who lives near Plymouth in Devon, tells us about how she balances working in a special needs school with being a foster carer. She does not wish to give up working but has reduced her hours in order to have some time for herself and also be an effective foster carer. Foster caring can be a career choice for some people but it can also be… Read More »Fostering and Part Time Work – Plymouth Foster Carer

What is Child Exploitation and how can carers spot the signs?

What is Child Exploitation and how can carers spot the signs?

The Fostering Foundation is committed to preventing Child Exploitation and helping carers reduce the risks What is Child Exploitation? The term Child Exploitation refers to young people who are victims of grooming or coercion by adults into illegal activity. Most commonly, this falls under the categories of Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) and Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). The scale of these problems has become more known in recent years as the… Read More »What is Child Exploitation and how can carers spot the signs?

Fostering Placements - A Foster Carer's Thoughts web

Fostering Placements – A Foster Carer’s Thoughts

The Fostering Foundation take great care trying to find the right foster carers for the right people in care. We recently asked one of our foster carers what they thought about the process of placement matching and this is what they said. “The placement matching process is complex, but it needs to be to enable a positive placement. We are on our second placement now and feel that both times… Read More »Fostering Placements – A Foster Carer’s Thoughts

Bristol Foster Carers Retire After 13 years of Fostering

Bristol Foster Carers Retire After 13 years of Fostering

Last week we had a retirement lunch for some very special carers. Jane and Dave have fostered in the Bristol area for 13 years. They have cared for 30 young people and families – later in their career specialising in caring for parents and babies. They have made a massive difference to the lives of young people and families over the years. We would like to thank them massively for… Read More »Bristol Foster Carers Retire After 13 years of Fostering

Seven types of foster care that could change a young person’s life small

Seven types of foster care that could change a young person’s life

Could you open your home to a young person in need? We share the different foster care options to suit your family, skills and lifestyle In times of crisis, it is always heart-warming to see how people come together to support those in need. At The Fostering Foundation, we have seen this in recent weeks, as the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine continues to grow. Since Russa began its invasion of… Read More »Seven types of foster care that could change a young person’s life

Wolf Pack Children’s Event - Tamar Trails Activity Centre

Wolf Pack Children’s Event – Tamar Trails Activity Centre

Wolf Pack Children’s EventFriday 22nd April 2022Tamar Trails Activity Centre, Gulworthy, near Tavistock.  The Wolf Pack came together at the end of the Spring Break School holidays for a combined adventure activity of Tree Surfing and archery. The young people overcame their fears as they mastered the Junior Ropes course which was not for the faint hearted. Once the group faced their initial reservations of this challenge, they zoomed around… Read More »Wolf Pack Children’s Event – Tamar Trails Activity Centre

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