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Welcome to our new Exeter Fostering office

Welcome to our new Exeter Fostering office

Welcome to our new Exeter office which will support our Foster Carers in the Exeter area but also covering East Devon, Mid Devon, Teignbridge, Torbay, South Hams, Dorset and Somerset. We are delighted with the new office which is on the Sowton Industrial Estate with easy access to the M5, A30, A38, A380 and A361. The new office will provide a space for support groups, training events and the opportuinity… Read More »Welcome to our new Exeter Fostering office

Art and drawing provides rewarding development for foster family

Art and drawing provides rewarding development for foster family

One of our #FosterCarers has shared some images drawn by two young brothers in her care.⁠⁠Here is the first one and the more information from their #FosterCarer, we will be sharing more images over the next few weeks. Many thanks to S and D for sharing their fantastic drawings!⁠⁠“S is 11yrs old and has spent a lot of his young life playing games consoles or at the park.⁠He has struggled… Read More »Art and drawing provides rewarding development for foster family

Film screening & Q&A: Be-Longing, a young boy in the foster care system

Film screening & Q&A: Be-Longing, a young boy in the foster care system

Film screening & Q&A:Be-Longing, a young boy in the foster care system Film screening & Q&A:Be-Longing, a young boy in the foster care system Film screening & Q&A:Be-Longing, a young boy in the foster care system The Fostering Foundation are proud to promote this special event being hosted by the NAFP. A special screening and Q&A of a recently produced short film. “Be-Longing, the story of 9-year old Khoji who… Read More »Film screening & Q&A: Be-Longing, a young boy in the foster care system

Exeter Fostering : Fun in the Sun for Exeter Region’s foster carers and children.

Exeter Fostering : Fun in the Sun for Exeter Region’s foster carers and children.

In half term we all met for the first time for a family picnic at Decoy Country Park. It was great for everyone that could make it to finally see each other beyond a screen. (There were no mics on mute or cats suddenly wanting the limelight ) Even the sun came out! The children loved playing with their bubbles – as did the adults and Teddy our mascot. Everyone… Read More »Exeter Fostering : Fun in the Sun for Exeter Region’s foster carers and children.

Feedback for our Foster Carers in Devon & Cornwall from an external trainer

Feedback for our Foster Carers in Devon & Cornwall from an external trainer

We provide #FosterCarerTraining to our #FosterCarers to help them provide a great service to their #FosterFamiliesWe are very proud of all our #Foster Carers and it was great to received some feedback recently from an external trainer for our #DevonFostering and #CornwallFostering teamsOur carers recently participated in some excellent training from the Lucy Faithful Association Ian, the trainer said that our carers ‘were a wonderful group of people and truly… Read More »Feedback for our Foster Carers in Devon & Cornwall from an external trainer

vital role foster carers have played during the pandemic

Vital role foster carers have played during the pandemic

Yvette Stanley, Ofsted’s National Director for Regulation and Social Care, recently gave her thoughts on the role that foster carers have played in the last year. Ofsted paused it’s inspections of foster carers during lockdown but when they restarted Yvette said “We soon saw rich evidence of sensitive, committed care to fostered children.” She went on to say “Step forward, all those carers who have gone the extra mile to… Read More »Vital role foster carers have played during the pandemic

Summer is finally here but spare a thought...

Summer is finally here but spare a thought…

#Summer is finally here, with lots of people having fun, enjoying the sunshine & even getting out on the waterBut spare a thought for the children without a normal family life, if you or anyone you know could #Foster you make a difference to a child’s life & see them having fun like this!Please get in touch.  

T in Devon Completed Two Asdan Courses

T in Devon Completed Two Asdan Courses

T aged 17 from Devon has recently completed two #ASDAN courses in Expressive Arts and Finance. ASDAN helps to motivate and enhance individual’s confidence, self-esteem and resilience, as well as teamwork, communication, problem solving and self-management. Here at TFF we love to celebrate the achievements, progress and successes of our children and young people! Super work!    

Foster Carer Skills Checklist

Foster Carer Skills Checklist

The Fostering Network have suggested a list of Foster Carer Skills as part of their #FosterCareFortnight Do you feel that you show some of these skills? Then perhaps you could foster and change a child’s life. Please get in touch. Listening skillsDo you hear and understand what children and adults are saying to you?ConfidenceCan you advocate positively for the children in your care?ResilienceCan you cope when times get tough? Do… Read More »Foster Carer Skills Checklist