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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

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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

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

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

Jenny is based in the Plymouth area and has been a foster carer for less than a year but is loving it.In this video she tells us all about her long experience caring for children including being a child minder, helping in the church creche, being a teacher and working with children with special needs. However she goes on to say they are nothing compared to that one to one… Read More »Jenny is a new Plymouth area foster carer with a long experience caring for children

Bristol Foster Carers enjoy Snow White at the Bristol Hippodrome

Bristol Foster Carers enjoy Snow White at the Bristol Hippodrome

Bristol Foster Carers enjoy Snow White at the Bristol Hippodrome Over 60 people from our fostering households flocked together to see Birds of a Feather star Lesley Joseph and Rob (Judge) Rinder hold court at the Bristol pantomime “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” on Sunday. As usual, this was our most popular event of the year – Oh yes it was! – and was thoroughly enjoyed by all –… Read More »Bristol Foster Carers enjoy Snow White at the Bristol Hippodrome

Bristol Fostering Virtual Foster Carer Training Course Reaches Barbados!

Bristol Fostering Virtual Foster Carer Training Course Reaches Barbados!

Bristol Fostering Virtual Foster Carer Training Course Reaches Barbados! We ran a virtual training course today for our Bristol Fostering team that was attended by one foster carer who is currently on holiday for three months in Barbados. The benefits of working remotely is that you can join training from anywhere in the world! Could we have imagined doing that two years ago?

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