Pete was a bank manager in Mid Devon but when his partner Angela wanted to go into fostering, it was the first step into a new life and a great deal of change for Pete. “They didn’t see me as an obvious candidate to be a foster carer…” says Pete of the people who knew him before. Pete went on to say “but it goes to show it is a… Read More »Mid Devon bank manager swaps to fostering
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October is National Fostering Sons and Daughters Month, where The Fostering Network helps to raise awareness of how the children of foster carers, play their part in helping their parents in the fostering process. The Fostering Foundation is keen to support the campaign and thank the sons and daughters of our foster carers who do so much to support the children living with them. This year we sent a letter… Read More »National Fostering Sons and Daughters Month
Fostering FAQs: Will I be able to meet the child before they come to live with me? When planning a child moving into your home, we always try to arrange for our carers to meet the child or children they’ll be caring for. However, this isn’t always possible, especially if a child comes to you in an emergency. When this happens, we’ll try to give you as much information as… Read More »Will I be able to meet the child before they live with me?
The last few months have seen even more families fleeing persecution and violence. There has also been a large number of #UnaccompaniedAsylumSeekingChildren (#UASC), who will be on their own, frightened and looking for support. If they receive it, they can soon become integral parts of our society, succeeding at school and work. Could you give someone that chance? Or do you know someone who could foster young people, who need… Read More »We need Foster Carers for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC)
Social Care Workers – Interested in Fostering? Are you currently working in #SocialCare & considering #Fostering?Many of the skills & experiences #CareWorkers have can easily be transferred to being a #FosterCarer Read and hear from existing #FosterCarers with a #CareWorker background by visiting our specialist social care worker interested in fostering page Social Care Workers Fostering
Fostering FAQs: Do I need to have special training or qualifications to apply to be a foster carer? No. You will receive training to help you and your family identify and build upon the skills you already have, and develop new skills needed to foster. Once approved you will be expected to undertake ongoing training such as First Aid, Skills to Foster and Child Protection. The Fostering Foundation makes sure… Read More »Do I need to have special training or qualifications to apply to be a foster carer?
Exeter Fostering – Foster Agency for Mid & East Devon The Fostering Foundation have been operating in the Exeter area for a number of years and now have a new office on the Sowton Industrial Estate. We provide fostering support to our foster carers in and around Exeter, East Devon, Mid Devon but also into Somerset, Dorset and South Devon. Exeter Fostering
David is a Foster Carer from Holsworthy in North Devon, who turned to fostering after they sold their care business. We asked David about his background in social care and opearting care homes and how it had influenced their decision to start fostering and also whether it had aided their time with their foster family. Did working in social care lead you to think about fostering? Not really. We had… Read More »Social Care Background Helps North Devon Foster Carers in Fostering
Fostering FAQs: What support is available? Having pets does not prevent you from fostering, and they can in fact be an asset to a foster family. Every animal is different and your pets will be assessed as part of the process of becoming a foster carer, taking into account factors such as their temperament and behaviour. To see more Fostering FAQS please click below: Fostering FAQS
Noorie joins us as our Fostering Recruitment & Placement Officer Please welcome Noorie who has joined the Fostering Foundation team and will be working across our whole region including: Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Exeter, Glos, Plymouth, Somerset, Torbay and Wilts. Noorie told us a little more about her background and her plans for her role with us. “Having worked within Residential Children’s settings supporting a range of traumatised young people to… Read More »Noorie joins us as our Fostering Recruitment & Placement Officer