In this latest video, the Fostering Foundation Registered Manager, Nita, explains how you can find out more about fostering (please feel free to fill in the form below) and the process that follows. Including the chance to chat to Noorie our new Foster Carer Recruitment and Placements officer. Enquire About Fostering
Every month the local authorities pass us “referrals” for young people in their care who would be suitable for going into foster care. In December across our area we were sent referrals for 909 young people who needed housing in foster families. That was not an uncommon number, in fact in November there were 952! This goes to show there is massive need for more foster carers, so if you… Read More »909 Young People in the South-West Looking for Foster Carers in December
The Fostering Foundation Offices will be closed between 24th December 2021 and 3rd January 2022. Whilst The Fostering Foundation offices will be closed between 24th December to 3rd January, we will be running a reduced service with on call Social Workers who can be contacted daily (including out-of-hours) on any of the following numbers – 0117 967 3744; 01822 618068; 01884 211816. They will be able to assist with any… Read More »Fostering Foundation – Xmas Opening Hours & Out of Hours Service
Welcome to Nita, our new Registered Manager We are delighted to welcome the latest addition to the Fostering Foundation family. The registered manager is a massively important role for us and therefore it is fantastic to have someone as skilled and experienced as Nita join us. We will let Nita tell you more about her in her own words… “I wanted to introduce myself to you as the newly appointed… Read More »Nita joins the Fostering Foundation team as our new Registered Manager
Fostering FAQs: How will fostering affect my children? Fostering involves the whole family. It can be tough for children who find themselves sharing their parents with children who have led very different lives. However, many children also say that they have enjoyed their parent. We take the welfare and affect on birth children very seriously at The Fostering Foundation. Recently during “Sons and Daughters” month we talked about this and… Read More »Fostering FAQs: How will fostering affect my children?
Fostering FAQs: Can I choose how long I want a child or young person to stay with me? During the assessment process, we’ll sit down with you to discuss what types of fostering will suit you best, such as respite, short-term, long-term, parent and child assessment or bridging. It isn’t always possible to know exactly how long a child will stay with you, but we’ll keep you updated as much… Read More »Fostering FAQs: Can I choose how long I want a child or young person to stay with me?
Fostering FAQs: How will fostering impact on my welfare benefits? If you currently claim welfare benefits and are interested in fostering there are things to consider with regards to your benefits and it is worth checking this out. The Fostering Foundation will help and support during this process. Largely fostering payments are not taken into account when calculating welfare benefits, however means tested benefits will vary from person to person.… Read More »Fostering FAQs: How will fostering impact on my welfare benefits?
Fostering FAQs: How will fostering affect my children? Fostering involves the whole family. It can be tough for children who find themselves sharing their parents with children who have led very different lives. However, many children also say that they have enjoyed their parents’ fostering and have learnt a lot from it. We offer regular support groups/activity days for the sons and daughters of our foster carers. October is National… Read More »Fostering FAQs: How will fostering affect my children?
Plymouth Foster Carers, Rachel & Hamish tell us about their journey that took them from being Teachers to taking up Fostering. Rachel was a music and art teacher, Hamish worked in a school for children with special needs. Initially they cut their days to carry on teaching and fostering combined, which gave them the opportunity to spend more time with their own children, as well as helping other people’s children.… Read More »Teachers who take up Fostering – Plymouth Foster Carers, Rachel & Hamish
The last few months have seen even more families fleeing persecution and violence. There has also been a large number of #UnaccompaniedAsylumSeekingChildren (#UASC), who will be on their own, frightened and looking for support. If they receive it, they can soon become integral parts of our society, succeeding at school and work. Could you give someone that chance? Or do you know someone who could foster young people, who need… Read More »We need Foster Carers for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC)