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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

Easter Competition from the Fostering Foundation

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SPRING COMPETITION We have an exciting new competition on the way for our young people! We also have some prizes to be given out for the winners and runner ups Your challenge is to make a spring themed picture, you can be as CREATIVE as you like, using leaves, twigs, grass, paint, wool, string, etc.   For more information, please see our poster            

Foster Carer Profile – Plymouth Parent & Child, Sibling & Respite Fostering

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First names, ages and location – Debbie (57) & Chris (70). We live in Plymouth. Current / previous jobs – Chris is one of the directors of a local publishing company but also supports Debbie as the main foster carer. How did you get into fostering? We had for a number of years acted as a host family for foreign students and apprentice footballers from the local football league team.… Read More »Foster Carer Profile – Plymouth Parent & Child, Sibling & Respite Fostering

My Story – My Life as a Foster Carer

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My wife and I were approved to become foster carers and to work within The Fostering Foundation in October 2008. There is no doubt that my life changed for the better! I had previously worked for 27 years in various offices in typical 9 – 5 jobs, it was time to try something different…. About a year later, we were introduced to 2 brothers aged 7 and 8 who were… Read More »My Story – My Life as a Foster Carer

Being Left handed – a blessing or a curse?

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The 13th August is International Left Handed Day and throughout history many left-handed children have been persecuted for it, been called “sinister” and other names and forced into changing their habits. One of our Senior Social Workers, Martine, told us her story. “I’m the only left handed one in my family so have got used to being called ‘cack-handed’ and have used it to my advantage. As a child it… Read More »Being Left handed – a blessing or a curse?

My Story – My Life as a Foster Carer

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My wife and I were approved to become foster carers and to work within The Fostering Foundation in October 2008. There is no doubt that my life changed for the better! I had previously worked for 27 years in various offices in typical 9 – 5 jobs, it was time to try something different…. About a year later, we were introduced to 2 brothers aged 7 and 8 who were… Read More »My Story – My Life as a Foster Carer

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