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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

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

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

Extreme Team Activity Day at Woodlands near Dartmouth

Extreme Team Activity Day at Woodlands near Dartmouth

Our Extreme Team group for our young people aged 12 years + attended an action packed day at Woodlands Family Theme Park, near Dartmouth. There were calls from our young people to have an adrenaline pumping themed day, and they were not disappointed! The ‘Vertigo’ and ‘Trauma Tower’ were a big hit with their stomach turning dramatic drops. The young people teamed up in twos to take on the water… Read More »Extreme Team Activity Day at Woodlands near Dartmouth

Devon & Cornwall Fostering Families Enjoy the Teddy Bears Club

Devon & Cornwall Fostering Families Enjoy the Teddy Bears Club

The Fostering Foundation had a great time running Teddy Bears Club (our under 8’s children’s activity group) at Threthorne Leisure Park in Cornwall. The children had so much fun running around in the soft play area and meeting some of the furry friends that live there, including the cute bunnies, ponies, donkeys and guineapigs. The children especially loved seeing the animals and interacting with each other!! The weather was a… Read More »Devon & Cornwall Fostering Families Enjoy the Teddy Bears Club

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