Simon Dolley

Devon & Cornwall Fostering - Foster Carers Xmas Do!

Devon & Cornwall Fostering – Foster Carers Xmas Do!

25 foster carers from 15 foster families attended our Devon and Cornwall fostering Xmas do at the Trethorne Golf Club, Launceston. There were carers in attendance from Plymouth, Launceston, St Austell, Okehampton, Liskeard and Tavistock. As well as six members of staff. Everone had a lovely time and we had some great feedback from the carers. “Thank you so much for the lovely meal, we thoroughly enjoyed it and catching… Read More »Devon & Cornwall Fostering – Foster Carers Xmas Do!

Who is responsible for taking foster children to school or the doctors?

Who is responsible for taking foster children to school or the doctors?

Fostering FAQs: Who is responsible for taking foster children to school or the doctors? As a foster carer, you have responsibility for these day-to-day tasks; the school run and appointments included. Should you have a problem on an odd occasion, your supervising social worker can help you make alternative arrangements. Fostering FAQS

South Glos Foster Carers told "thank you for being so kind and listening to me"

South Glos Foster Carers told “thank you for being so kind and listening to me”

“Best Foster Carers Ever” This young person “L” has been living with her Foster carers in South Gloucestershire for 16 months along with her Brother. Last night she gave her foster carer this card which is an expression of how highly she thinks about her carer. “L” also wrote in the card “thank you for being so kind and listening to me”. This is a Young girl who finds it… Read More »South Glos Foster Carers told “thank you for being so kind and listening to me”

Exeter Region Foster Carers Enjoy Their Xmas Dinner

Exeter Region Foster Carers Enjoy Their Xmas Dinner

We had 12 foster carers and Fostering Foundation team members join us for our Exeter Foster Carers Xmas Dinner at the Devon Hotel in Exeter last week. The Foster Carers came from the Tiverton, Exeter, Buckfastleigh, Ashburton, Brixham and Torquay areas! Everyone had a great time and it was a chance for some to meet our newest team members with Noorie, Mark and Nita all joining in the last few… Read More »Exeter Region Foster Carers Enjoy Their Xmas Dinner

A festive thank you to our Exeter region Foster Carers

A festive thank you to our Exeter region Foster Carers

A festive thank you to our Exeter region Foster Carers Mark, Irene, Diana and Noorie would like to thank our Exeter Fostering area foster carers for all their hard work and efforts. Watch the video below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2NoQ8wudqU

Foster Carer Recruitment and Placements in the South West of England with Noorie

Foster Carer Recruitment and Placements in the South West of England with Noorie

The Fostering Foundation’s new Foster Carer Recruitment and Placements Office, Noorie, tells us about her new role and her background in social care and children’s homes. Noorie will be working across the South West of England out of our offices in Tavistock, Bristol and Exeter. We all wish Noorie well in her new role. Watch the video below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM7_gjLeQUU

Each child in foster care should be valued as an individual

Each child in foster care should be valued as an individual

Continuing our series of National Minimum Standards for Foster Care the Fostering Services department of the Government has produced. This time we have “Each child should be valued as an individual and given personalised support in line with their individual needs and background in order to develop their identity, self confidence and self-worth. “ It is vitally important that every child is accorded the unique support and treatment which works… Read More »Each child in foster care should be valued as an individual

Bristol, Glos, Somerset & Wilts Foster Carers Support Group

Bristol, Glos, Somerset & Wilts Foster Carers Support Group

We arrange regular support groups for our foster carers in Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. This month the Bristol support group was in Clevedon for our carers to meet. It is so important for carers to meet and share how things are going – sharing experiences and ideas. Pictured are some of the carers from this month’s meeting.        

I have suffered from depression in the past; will that prevent me from fostering?

I have suffered from depression in the past; will that prevent me from fostering?

Fostering FAQs: I have suffered from depression in the past; will that prevent me from fostering? No. Past mental health issues do not exclude you from becoming a foster carer but you would need to discuss this with us. We always ask for a medical report as part of the assessment process. We would explore with you whether the emotional demands of fostering might cause any difficulties for you and… Read More »I have suffered from depression in the past; will that prevent me from fostering?