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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

Jenny is a new Plymouth area foster carer with a long experience caring for children

Fostering and Part Time Work – Plymouth Foster Carer

Jenny, a foster carer who lives near Plymouth in Devon, tells us about how she balances working in a special needs school with being a foster carer. She does not wish to give up working but has reduced her hours in order to have some time for herself and also be an effective foster carer. Foster caring can be a career choice for some people but it can also be… Read More »Fostering and Part Time Work – Plymouth Foster Carer

Jenny is a new Plymouth area foster carer with a long experience caring for children

Jenny from South Devon on Fostering and its Effect on Her Family

Jenny is a Foster Carer who lives in the South Hams in South Devon and has been fostering since 2021. In this video she talks about the support her two sons have given her with the fostering process. Also she talks about why she had to move to Devon in the first place and how her escape from domestic violence and bringing up two young sons, helped stand her in… Read More »Jenny from South Devon on Fostering and its Effect on Her Family

Plymouth Foster Carers share thoughts on Parent and Child Fostering

Plymouth Foster Carers share thoughts on Parent and Child Fostering

Have you considered fostering? Could you open your home up to a parent and child for a short term to give them help and support? Plymouth Foster Carers, Rachel & Hamish, do exactly that and tell us about it in the video below. Parent & Child Fostering can be very challenging but also very rewarding. In this video Rachel tells us how “I really like it, because we like people…”… Read More »Plymouth Foster Carers share thoughts on Parent and Child Fostering

Thinking of Fostering? Plymouth foster carer Jenny shares her thoughts

Thinking of Fostering? Plymouth foster carer Jenny shares her thoughts

Are you thinking of fostering? Then you might want to watch the short video below. Jenny is a foster carer based near Plymouth in Devon and has only been fostering for a few months but is loving it. When asked her tips for anyone thinking of fostering, Jenny replied “…just go for it…it is the best thing I ever did…” Watch the video below to see some of Jenny’s thoughts

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Festive Thank Yous from Fostering Foundation’s Will & Nita

As we draw to the end of 2021 and head in the festive period, I would like to take this opportunity to address you all with a message of thanks and good wishes. This last year has been a complicated one on all fronts for our staff, you as carers and most importantly for our cared for young people and care experienced adults living in your homes. However, I would… Read More »Festive Thank Yous from Fostering Foundation’s Will & Nita

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