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Can you support the children who are most in need? Find out about Resilience Fostering

With 25,000 homes needed for young people in care over the next five years alone, it is of the utmost urgency that children who are most in need are protected in secure and supportive homes. At The Fostering Foundation, we are proud to specialise in Resilience Fostering, helping to find homes for young people who have unique needs. Resilience Fostering provides long-term foster placements for young people who require more… Read More »Can you support the children who are most in need? Find out about Resilience Fostering

Busting the myths of foster care: everything you need to know to start your fostering journey

Starting your journey as a foster carer can be daunting, which is why we at The Fostering Foundation are here to guide you through the process, every step of the way. From choosing the type of care that would suit you, to what you can expect during home visits, read on for how we can support your fostering journey. Who can become a foster carer? It is a common myth… Read More »Busting the myths of foster care: everything you need to know to start your fostering journey

How we’re busting the myths of foster care and encouraging more inclusivity

One of the biggest myths of foster care is that young people can only be placed in a ‘nuclear family’ – such as with a married couple – but, in fact, children in care come from a diverse array of backgrounds and experiences, and the most important thing is that they experience a safe and stable home. We at The Fostering Foundation already have experienced, same sex couples, who are… Read More »How we’re busting the myths of foster care and encouraging more inclusivity

How to choose the right foster care agency for you

Every child is unique, and the same is true for every foster care journey. Whether you are planning to foster yourself or as a couple, finding the right agency to support and help you throughout this life-changing experience is crucial. In the UK, we are currently experiencing a shortfall of 25,000 foster homes over the next five years. This means that fostering agencies across the UK are doing our utmost… Read More »How to choose the right foster care agency for you

Central Devon MP - Mel Stride issues an appeal

Foster Care Fortnight highlights need to find more children a safe and loving home

CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride has issued an appeal alongside the Fostering Foundation for people who might be willing to foster a child. The most recent available statistics show there are currently around 45,370 fostering households and 76,640 foster carers in England, but every year thousands more are needed. The biggest challenge is finding foster carers willing and able to take siblings, with an estimated 2,000 children growing up in… Read More »Foster Care Fortnight highlights need to find more children a safe and loving home

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

Natasha, Our New Fostering Recruitment & Placement Officer

Natasha, Our New Fostering Recruitment & Placement Officer

The latest addition to the Fostering Foundation team, Natasha, joined us as Recruitment & Placement Officer covering all of the South West of England. Natasha will work alongside Noorie, so hopefully everyone will get to know both of them well. Natasha said “I guess you are here because you want to know a bit more about me? I have had several roles within education, CAMHS and Barnardo’s all of which… Read More »Natasha, Our New Fostering Recruitment & Placement Officer

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

Saadat Bristol Foster Carer Talks About The Hub & Support Groups

Bristol Foster Carer Talks About The Hub & Support Groups

In this latest video, Saadat, one of our Bristol based Foster Carers, tells us all about the new Hub Support Group that the Fostering Foundation has set up and he is mentoring in and around the Bristol area. There is a second support hub which is mentoring and supporting foster carers in the Glos & Wilts fostering areas. Saadat explains how the Hub is more than just support it is… Read More »Bristol Foster Carer Talks About The Hub & Support Groups

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