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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

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.

Cornwall Fostering : Making Half Term Brunch for the Foster Family

Cornwall Fostering : Making Half Term Brunch for the Foster Family

N, a 12 year old from Cornwall wanted to share her positive contribution to the family this half term. She can not only cook a hearty breakfast, but also plan for the evening meal, by preparing a shopping list from the recipe book. These are some of the important life skills a foster carer can support as a young person prepares for independence. Well done N, looks tasty!

Cornwall Fostering : Planning Family Meals During Half Term

Cornwall Fostering : Planning Family Meals During Half Term

Cornwall Fostering : Planning Family Meals During Half Term One of our #CornwallFostering families have been giving an opportunity to one of our young ladies to help plan and cook the family meals during half term Fabulous to see and well done N for helping out

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

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