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Foster Care Fortnight starts today and there are still many children in care

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Today is the start of Foster Care Fortnight, a national campaign to raise awareness of the amazing difference #FosterCarers make to the life of children and sometimes their parents too through #Fostering We are actively looking for people to offer #FosterCare throughout the South West. Please like, share and comment to help us find more Foster Carers #ThisIsFostering #FCF20

Week 6 Competition – Baking for VE Day

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Thank you for all of your entries last week, your time capsules were awesome! This week’s exciting task is a… Baking challenge to celebrate VE Day! What is VE day? VE day stands for ‘Victory in Europe’ It celebrates the end of World War 2 People all over Europe were tired of years of hardship and bombing, they wanted to return to a normal life again. This year marks the… Read More »Week 6 Competition – Baking for VE Day

Providing online training for foster carers via the training hub

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The Fostering Foundation have arranged for online mandatory training to be available through The Training Hub who is the UK’s largest hub of resources, created specifically for the Foster Care sector. There are 21 standard courses available to our carers. Carers can also access the Big Initiative courses that are available on a range of subjects, (see below for more details). There is also a Foster Carer Forum to share… Read More »Providing online training for foster carers via the training hub

Useful resources to keep children occupied when stuck inside

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Please see below a list on on-line resources that may be useful for carers (and staff) during school closures. They were compiled by a parent who home educates. It is slightly US orientated but we hope you find it useful. Online resources – BrainPop – Curiosity Stream – Tynker – Outschool – Udemy – Beast Academy (Math) – Khan Academy – Creative Bug – Discovery Education YouTube Channels: (just go… Read More »Useful resources to keep children occupied when stuck inside

Covid-19 / Coronavirus – Update from The Fostering Foundation

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Shortly after the COVID-19 outbreak occurred in China, we began reviewing and implementing provisions as part of our service continuity plan. The plan outlines specific steps that The Fostering Foundation has taken and continues to take during the pandemic. All staff; the senior management team; and the Board of Directors of The Fostering Foundation take the COVID-19 threat very seriously and we are taking all reasonable and practical measures, concurrent… Read More »Covid-19 / Coronavirus – Update from The Fostering Foundation

A few tips for foster carers for preparing for COVID-19 in a trauma informed way

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1. Don’t ignore what’s happening, because your children – especially those with histories of trauma – will pick up on the fact that things are unexpectedly different in their worlds. Be calm and clear in any explanations. 2. A good message is to talk about the virus and how “we’re working together to keep more people from getting sick by reducing some activities…and people are working to help one another… Read More »A few tips for foster carers for preparing for COVID-19 in a trauma informed way

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